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A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century
A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century - Asian Works of Art Style A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century - A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century -
Ref : 91054
9 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Hardwood
Dimensions :
H. 35.83 inch
Asian Works of Art  - A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century 19th century - A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century  - A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century
Victoria Hougron

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A Pair of Chinese hardwood stands with marble insets, 19th century

A beautiful pair of Chinese blackened hardwood stands (undoubtedly from Hongmu) carved in European taste, with pink marble top insets. China, second half of the 19th century.

Chinese high hardwood stands suchg as these were widely produced in 19th century China both for the Chinese domestic market and for the export market to Europe. This pair is distinguished by its very high quality of sculpture and its patterns undoubtedly inspired by European silks, but this Europeanizing taste was a snobbery at the Court of China from the reign of Qianlong (1736-1795) onward - especially for decoration of the Summer Palace, the Yuan MingYuan in Beijing. This pair may have been part of this furniture or been the subject of an order inspired by this fashion which produced several successful examples of combinations between the classical Chinese style and the European style from the 18th century onward.

Victoria Hougron

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