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Lot 273: CHINESE ZITAN BED
04 November 2016
Online, PA, USALive Auction
Chinese Zitan Bed:
The well-proportioned bed has a narrow waist, which supports a sturdy rectangular frame enclosing the hard mat seat. The bed is raised on sturdy, slightly inward curving legs of square section, connected by shaped, beaded aprons carved in relief with ruyi heads at the corner. The use of the daybed was manifold - during the day, it serves as a sitting platform; at night a bed. Due to its simple design and light weight, the daybed was a versatile piece of furniture, easily suited for both indoor and outdoor purposes. Woodblock prints dating from the Ming dynasty often show scholars or ladies relaxing on daybeds in garden settings or along riverbanks. Having attractively smooth dark brown-reddish and lustrous patina.
78 1/2" X 35 1/2"
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