Antique Chinese Huanghuali Rectangular Display Stand

Sale price$175.00
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Dimensions: 3-1/8”h x 5-0”w x 6-1/4”l

Offered is a beautiful Huanghuali rectangular stand, with etched sides and a nice flowing grain. 19th century. Crafted with mortise-and-tenon joinery, this rectangular Huanghuali stand features a floating panel top with a simple carved apron, round straight legs with no feet. It has humpback stretchers which enliven the design with pleasing rhythm. The table was finished with a coating of dark lacquer, now beautifully weathered from a century of use.

Chinese Huanghuali furniture is extremely rare and highly coveted, and refers to all furniture made from the yellowish-red wood of the Huanghuali tree. Huanghuali is a type of rosewood originally referred to as “huali." “Huang," meaning “yellow," refers to the yellowish tone that is adopted by the wood after prolonged exposure to sunlight. Huanghuali wood furniture is not only distinctive by the beautiful color, but also by the sweet aroma when cut. Due to its popularity, however, the slow-growing Huanghuali tree now hangs on the brink of extinction and all new creation of furniture and decorative arts from its wood is now forbidden. 

Condition: Superb outstandingly excellent, impressive, and beautiful. There are no chips, cracks, breaks, no fading or color distortion, and it retains its original details and aged/patinated finish.