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Early 20th Century Chinese Opera Drum


This monumental-scale drum makes no excuses for its commanding presence—both figuratively and literally. Its top is covered in natural hide and its handmade wooden base is finished in red lacquer, a hue which represents strength in Chinese culture. Traditionally used by a Peking opera troupe to accompany the dances and songs of traditional Chinese opera, a drum like this lives on as a most unexpected table.


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    H 25.75 in. x Dm 44.25 in.

    H 65.41 cm x Dm 112.4 cm

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    44.25 in. (112.4 cm)
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    Chicago, IL
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