Provincial Split Leg Stool

c. 1900
W: 17.5" D: 13.0" H: 16.0"
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With its organic form and irregular texture, this provincial split leg stool would have been the ideal seat for a Qing-dynasty scholar. This type of natural formation was prized by Chinese artists as a source of inspiration for painting, poetry, and calligraphy. With its warm patina and antique iron repairs, its likely this stool has been well-used for generations. Today, the gnarled stool is an easy to add rustic charm to a modern space.

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