Pair of Rosewood Drum Stools

c. 1850
$7,880 USD
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H: 19.0" Dia: 18.0"
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The stool is a central fixture of Chinese furniture culture. Found in a variety of materials and forms, the stool transcends class lines, as much at home in the provincial courtyard as it is in the grand hall of a wealthy estate. Whether worked from fine hardwood or cobbled together from wood scraps, the ever-practical stool finds its place in all corners of the home.

Dated to the mid-19th century, these gorgeous rosewood stools are shaped in the traditional drum form first popularized during the Song dynasty (960-1279). Each stool features a rounded seat and quadrilobe openings on the sides, an homage to early stools fashioned from bent cane strips. A finely beaded edge traces each opening and a band of imitation boss-head nails trims the seat and base. Minimally decorated, the stools beautifully showcase the tight grain and warm coloring of huali rosewood and elevate their surroundings with quiet elegance.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat Diameter: 14"

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