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18th Century Chinese Stone Lotus Column Base

About

This 18th century stone column base is a rare tribute to a style of architecture that dominated China for generations and continues to influence modern architects. It was carved over two centuries ago in China's Shanxi province out of a solid block of limestone. The carved square inset on its top surface was created to seamlessly meet a wooden column. The round form with square detail makes a strong statement indoors or out, as a table, a table base, or a display mount.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1750
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 12.75 in. x Dm 25.5 in.

    H 32.39 cm x Dm 64.77 cm

  • Diameter
    25.5 in. (64.77 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    BJA025
  • Reference number
    LU820010747723

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