Butterfly Shadow Stool

c. 1900
$1,280 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 17.0" D: 14.5" H: 20.5"
Materials
Walnut
Collection #
BJH073
Estimated Shipping
$100

Constructed using mortise-and-tenon joinery, this early 20th century everyday stool from China's Hebei province has a relaxed presence and balanced form. Three round legs support a flat seat that has been cut to the silhouette of a butterfly, a common symbol of joy and happiness. The stool's darkened surface has become beautifully weathered from a century of use, revealing the warm browns of Chinese elmwood along the legs and interlocking stretchers.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat: 13"W x 7.75"D

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