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19th Century Chinese Ruyi Writing Table

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Achieving a modern aesthetic centuries in the past, this Qing-dynasty table's clean lines are at home in any contemporary room. The fundamental forms of antique Chinese furniture makeup the backbone of Minimalist design. The simple stretchers and finely curved apron on this table place it in a legacy of functional elegance. The subtle carvings on the spandrels are "ruyi," Chinese mushrooms representing wisdom. Qing-dynasty furniture was frequently embellished with such symbols in specific reference to the individual the piece was made for. As such, this table most likely served as the writing desk for a person renowned for their wisdom.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33 in. x W 64.5 in. x D 29.5 in.

    H 83.82 cm x W 163.83 cm x D 74.93 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    BJEE191
  • Reference number
    LU820010452443

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