A massive Shanxi bench

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A massive Shanxi bench


Price: 2,800.00

Ref: C1200

Large benches such as this have recently appeared on the market place in Beijing, in the stock of Shanxi dealers. Prior to their arrival the unusual design was not known from paintings or woodblock print.
Ancient architecture has greatly influenced the design.
The soft wood frame is covered in a dark matt lacquer ,except for the curved apron under the seat, where it is a warm brown.
All of this lacquer appears to be a later addition . Traces of original floral and lattice work decoration remain of a number of the panels in the backrest.
Above the back rest and below the hand rail are a series of carved spacers in the form of a flowering lotus flowers .
There are a couple of replacements to the carved ends of the right hand backrest , but other than this the piece is unrestored and original condition.
Size 328 x 58 x 103 cm