Ruyi Drum Stool

c. 1900
$4,800 USD
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H: 15.5" Dia: 18.0"
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Carved from a solid block of limestone, this early 20th-century drum stool began its life in China's Shanxi province. A variation of the traditional melon form, the stool has angular ridges running down the sides in a zig-zag pattern. The smoothed top is trimmed by a border of auspicious ruyi, symbols of longevity and good fortune. Traditionally used as a place to rest one’s feet, a stool like this may have originally been nestled among the greenery of a traditional Chinese garden. We also enjoy it as a small side table indoors or out.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat: 13" Dia

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