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Chinese Ruyi Limestone Drum Stool, circa 1900

$4,800

About

Carved from a solid block of limestone, this early 20th century drum stool began its life in China's Shanxi province. A variation of the traditional melon form, the stool has angular ridges running down the sides in a zig-zag pattern. The smoothed top is trimmed by a border of auspicious ruyi, symbols of longevity and good fortune. Traditionally used as a place to rest one’s feet, a stool like this may have originally been nestled among the greenery of a traditional Chinese garden. We also enjoy it as a small side table indoors or out. Additional dimensions: Seat: 13" diameter.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)Diameter: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BJH105A1stDibs: LU820021402892

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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