Carved Spirit Stand

c. 1800
$3,280 USD SOLD
H: 15.5" Dia: 13.75"
Northern Elmwood
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The most precious or significant Chinese artworks were generally displayed on beautiful wooden stands. The stands themselves, were works of art but not widely appreciated at the time. Today, collectors recognize them in their own right. This early 19th century stand was created from a select specimen of elm wood and exemplifies the way a skilled woodworker was able to reveal its natural grain and beauty by carving it according to its inherent nature. Traces of its original polychrome finish remain and add a layer of wonderful patina.

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