Antique Chinese Blackwood Plant Stand or Display Table With Pink Beige Marble Top (Hongmu)

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Very dark brown in colour with ornate scrolls and foliage carved on all four sides. This square topped table is all wood construction - no nails were used.
The stand has a total of two shelves and the piece rests on paw style feet.
Being blackwood, this is heavy. The wood is known as black gold, this was much prized by the Chinese.. This could also be used as a display stand or little table as well. A very useful as well as classically beautiful Chinese piece of furniture.
First to Second Quarter 20th. Century. Late Qing. Weight 20lbs approx.
Dimensions: 12" square, H31.5".
*Note wood was oiled prior to photographing.
*Hongmu can be distinguished from other types of rosewoods by its' weight. It is heavy and there's no mistaking this fact.

The wood is Hongmu or Blackwood, superior to regular Rosewood - known to the Chinese as Black Gold or 'Suanzhi'. This appears during the middle Qing period—its literal meaning, 'sourwood' describes the pungent odor emitted when it is worked. Most of the dark heavily carved Qing period furniture is made from Hongmu.
Such pieces are increasingly sought after these days by collectors.

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Condition: Very good. Typical wood shrinkage at some joints - to be expected in a piece like this. Acceptable hairline crack on upper shelf along the wood grain, about 1cm from the back of the shelf. See photograph. Lower shelf with a 2" hairline near side as per photos. The stand is very stable and solid.


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