A Bamboo and Elm Three-Shelf Bookcase with Drawers, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

the frame of upright rectangular shape with three shelves and a pair of drawers, the top floating panel with rounded corners, the legs joined with a rounded, lapped wrapping, each shelf bordered on three sides with a latticework gallery of cushion section, with hardwood shelves and drawers. 63 1/2 x 31 x 14 in., 161.3 x 78.7 x 35.6 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD

Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's