Provincial Splayed Leg Bench with Dovetail Joinery

c. 1850
$3,680 USD
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W: 80.5" D: 19.0" H: 21.75"
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This rustic bench from China's Shanxi province follows the classic recessed-leg form, defined by legs that are set back from the top edge and slightly splayed for stability. Popular since the Song dynasty, the recessed-leg design is widely appreciated for its balanced proportions and effortless simplicity.

Dated to the mid-19th century, this bench is crafted of pine using traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery methods, without the use of nails or screws. The minimal design is embellished only by the subtle beaded edge trimming the legs and apron and simple spandrels topping each leg. The expansive top surface is crafted of two pine wood timbers seamed together with dovetail joints. Ideal as a three-seat bench, daybed or coffee table, this provincial bench enriches modern interiors with dark brown color and wonderfully aged texture.

Additional Dimensions:
Stretcher to Floor: 14"H

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