An original almost intact beautiful classic rural piece from The Qing Dynasty. Slightly repaired. The hardware was replaced during the restoration. All round-framed legs with the symmetrical craved side panels form the structure and part of the front decor. The end of the tenons of the top exposed to the front. The whole appearance is solemnly elegant: soft lines, the outstanding demeanour of calmness, giving the piece an attitude of neither humble nor overbearing.
All the carved patterns are derived from the Ming style. The hand-carved The meaning of the wood carvings are as follows:
1. Carvings on drawers: abstractive patterns made in the form of Ruyi, which is an auspicious decorative Fengshui objective, meaning satisfaction in life.
2. Carving on the panel: The tangled branches pattern is a kind of impression drawing based on flowers and plants. The branches are soft and the leaves are curled. Because the images of these plants are refined, generalized, and transformed, they can make the rhythm of the pattern continuous, implying endless, eternal, and long-lasting life.
3. Carving on the side panels: The hollow out carving lions climbing to the top, which shows the desire for power and protection to the family.
The design of the carvings is very informative, full of good wishes. However, the skills of the carving visibly are not quite outstanding, though the effort of local craftsmanship does give the piece a natural charm, a piece of history to remain and to remember.
Country of Origin
c.1780 Beijing, China
Width 100cm x Depth 40cm x Height 84cm
Clean with a soft cloth
Keep away from heat sources or direct sunlight
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