• #305 Rare 17th Century Jin-Su Nan-Mu Hardwood Canopy Bed

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    This extremely rare, well-built, enclosed bed offers graceful and airy design that contains lattice design and double-circle motif. It is built with all rounded post construction in rare collectible Ji-Su-Nan-Mu hardwood, and a "Soft-Seat" bed surface that all fits to a Classical style. The resting surface frame is supported by a large original arch underneath, with woven coco-fibers underneath the replaced rattan. This bed is in an excellent and unfinished condition. Add bedding and drape linens for endless design options. This is a larger size canopy bed and is among few with simple elegant design. The grain of the wood is tight and iridescent. Age: 300-400 years old Finish: Original Dimensions: 80.5'' x 53'' x 80''

  • #13147 Very Rare Extra-Long Antique Altar Table Made of Spotted Bamboo

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    This impressive and very rare seven feet long antique Chinese bamboo altar table is constructed and joined together with both the bamboo pegs and tied knots. The wrapping style bent joinery at each corner of the table is an interesting one that is similar to and possibly imitated by some of the Chinese wooden furniture pieces with the same style of the joinery, giving that the bamboo is limited in the ways it can form a bent corner. The waist area underneath the top panel also has the same type of construction as some of the wood furniture pieces. Old bamboo furniture is extremely rare as they don't last nearly as long as the wooden furniture pieces. Few of the antique bamboo furniture pieces can be found. This bamboo table is made of rare Xiang-Fei-Zhu bamboo (“Zhu” means bamboo) with the beautiful natural darker spots in different shades on the bamboo surface which show a beautiful iridescent result with the natural aged bamboo patina as the background. It is said to be as beautiful as tears from a famous Chinese beauty who was adored by the emperor but eventually was ordered to death by the emperor during the political turmoil. The word of “Xiang” also shares the same pronunciation as the word for “Hunan province” in northern China where this bamboo was also grown. Dimensions: 37 1/2"h x 83 5/8"w x 18 3/4"d

  • #4472 Rare 18th to 19th Century Massive Size Day Bed with carved Bamboo Motif

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    Very rare 18-19th century extra large size day bed with elaborately carved solid panels on three sides. This bed was created after the elaborate palace style hardwood furniture with dark tone and carved bamboo motif and plum blossom all over to create a lavish impression. Interestingly, the structure of the feet with a bent look underneath the apron area mimicing that of bamboo furniture's joinery which in contrast usually fashioned after the wooden furniture. Large size day bed with an elaborate carved bamboo motif like this one is rarely seen. It is made of Northern Elm. The bamboo and the plum blossom are the two elements out of "The Three Friends". The plum blossom symbolizes incredible strengh in harsh surrounding and is a common motif and subject used in Chinese art and poetry. In Chinese art and culture, objects made of bamboo are highly praised and sought after because bamboo is a symbol of spirituality. It represents the un-breakable for its straight and bending nature. It has been for centuries used by scholars and artists in paintings, poems and proses, carvings, and more to express one's pursuit in high morality and fine taste. Together, bamboo, plum blossom, and pine tree form the Three Friends. Dimensions: 92 1/2"w x 52"d x 34"h

  • # 8036 Rare Antique 18th Century Ju Wood Canopy Bed with Rare Motif

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    This early Ju wood canopy bed is constructed with the best cuts of Ju wood with delicate beautiful grain all around. The bed frame is made of four larger posts atop of a framed old woven seat made of coco fiber in excellent condition, which is a rare feature, and supported by lattice style railings on three sides and partial front as well as handcarved inserted panels on four sides at the top. The four feet at the bottom are generously sized with a melon design connecting to the framed seat with Ba-Wang-Chen style additional supports. The carved motifs under the front inserted panel on top look like a boat anchor or that of an abstracted flying bird or bat. It is a rather unusual motif found on any Chinese art piece. It might suggest that the bed was commissioned by someone or a family with an open mind and admiration towards western or modernized culture even though the total design of the bed was in traditional style. It could also be an abstracted flying motif that underlined the spiritual element of the creation. Although other beds made of Ju wood can be found, few resemble the design and the geographic element presented by this bed. The elegant all rounded posts, railings, edges, and carved detail furtherly suggest the well thought out design for this bed. This Ju wood bed is in prime condition with a beautiful French Polish finish from the tree lacquer.

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