Pair of Square Stools with Humpback Stretchers

c. 1850
$2,480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 17.5" D: 17.5" H: 20.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CFC415
Estimated Shipping
$388

More portable than heavy chairs, stools have been a favored form of seating in Chinese culture for centuries and were used indoors and out at mealtimes and during social gatherings. This type of square stool is known as a fang deng, and doubles as a low table for displaying objects or serving tea.

The stools are crafted in a classical style, featuring waisted aprons, straight legs ending in hoofed feet, and thin humpback stretchers. Expertly constructed of northern elm (yumu) with mortise-and-tenon joinery, the pair combines functionality and spare elegance. Left undecorated, the stools have striking silhouettes enhanced by a richly worn dark brown finish.

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