Vintage Chinese Trestle Leg Table Top Display Stand with Everted Flanges | Huanghuali Wood

Sale price$285.00

Dimension: 14-0”l x 5-0”w x 5-0”h

Shown is a vintage elongated Chinese Trestle-Leg stand in Huanghuali, (yellow flowering pear), from Shanxi Province. It is beautifully shaped and well-proportioned. The top frame houses a floating single inset panel with pointe spiral scroll ends. The apron and waist are carved from one piece of wood and connect to the corner legs. There are two pierced scroll plaques incorporating an abstract representation of the Chinese Ruyi scrollwork and a pierced motif at each end that are framed and elegantly joined with the splayed legs. It is finished in hand-rubbed clear lacquer to exemplify the natural coloring of the wood. 

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. Due to its popularity, however, the slow-growing Huanghuali tree now hangs on the brink of extinction and the creation of furniture from its wood is now forbidden to all craftspersons and antiques are the most sought-after in China. 

Vintage Condition: Exceptional with minimal effects from aging. The table retains the original craft/workmanship with no discoloration, chipping/cracking, or structural damage.