Monumental Chinese Wedding Bed
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Monumental Chinese Wedding Bed

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This impressive Chinese wedding bed is from the mid-19th century and made from Fir wood and finished in oxblood lacquer and gold gilt. The piece features a beautifully aged original patina and sliding window covers. Wedding beds were typically given to the bride and groom from the bride's side of the family as a gift. This wedding bed also has a section where hot coals or rocks could be placed underneath for warming. This bed, complete with antechamber is one of the largest we have found. The bed was originally made in Fujian, China and given to an American diplomat by the Shanghai government in the 1990s.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 101 in. x W 85 in. x D 95 in.H 256.54 cm x W 215.9 cm x D 241.3 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    DVTBED1
  • Reference Number
    LU886415514682
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Located in Chicago, IL
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