By the most modest estimates, the Chinese game of weiqi, more commonly known as Go, predates chess by over 800 years. Skill in the "Encircling Game" was considered one of the four cultivated arts of the Chinese gentleman scholar. Accomplishments in weiqi - combined with calligraphy, painting, and musical proficiency - was a sign of a well-rounded mind. This table would have been a prized possession, allowing a Qing-dynasty scholar to test his mind from the comfort of his studio. The elegant simplicity of the carved elmwood body supports a rich stone panel incised with the geometric lines that define a weiqi board. In 20 years of collecting, we have never encountered another such table and consider it a true prize.
- Of the Period
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture1850
- Materials and techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 30 in. x W 27.25 in. x D 27.25 in.
H 76.2 cm x W 69.22 cm x D 69.22 cm
- Seller locationChicago, IL
- Seller reference numberR200
- Reference numberLU820011013991
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