Antique Chinese Carved Hongmu Rosewood Nesting Tables, Late Qing Dynasty, Bamboo Form, Set of 3
Antique Chinese Carved Rosewood Set of 3 Nesting Tables in Bamboo Form.
One of the nicest sets we have seen - exquistely hand-carved hongmu rosewood, the frame and legs carved in the form of bamboo interspersed with young shoots. The aprons with open-carved carved work in the form of flowering plum blossoms. All very auspicious and very traditional Chinese in style.
Made by a master craftsman utilizing fine joinery.
Original finish with great color and patina.
The small table has an original label with Chinese characters still attached underneath.
Late Qing dynasty. Late 19th/Early 20th. Century.
Condition is excellent with expected minor loss and repair. A must have set of tables - side tables, drinks tables or occasional tables - so many uses in and around the home.
Largest table is 17 1/2" wide x 13" deep x 24 1/2" tall. Medium table is 15 1/2" wide x 11" deep x 20 1/2" tall. Smallest table is 13 1/4" wide x 9" deep x 16 1/2" tall.
20 pounds total.
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.