Pair of Carved Bamboo Square Stools

c. 1850
$4,280 USD SOLD
W: 18.75" D: 18.75" H: 18.0"
Northern Elmwood
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In 18th and 19th century China, bamboo was favored as a construction material and as a motif, representing humility and the Taoist values of naturalism. Though bamboo furniture was comfortable, it was not as luxurious as fine wood furniture. With carved, "faux" bamboo furniture, one could maintain the humbleness of a gentleman, yet still have the dignity of an aristocrat. This pair of 19th century stools are masterfully carved with legs that look like bundles of bamboo. The growth rings are carefully articulated and the imperfections of the wood add to the character of the "bamboo" stalks. The stretchers are ingeniously designed with mortise and tenon joinery to meet the legs in a way to appear as to wrap around as if they were real bamboo.

Additional Dimensions
Table apron to floor: 11.25"

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