Each stand with a intricated double-lozenge shape top, decorated with blooming peonies on a keyfret ground, surrounded by cartouches with lake landscapes. The sides and legs painted with flowers and scrolls. The stands with six delicate legs connected with ruyi-head shape openwork. The stands are lacquered in black with thin and delicate gilt-lacquered patterns. Emperor Yongzheng is known with his unique taste, extremely sophisticated and creative. Under his reign (1722-1735), delicate gilt and black lacquer furniture was very sought-after and popular among high classes. These stands have a very rare shape, very unusual for Chinese furniture.
Collections of the Palace Museum: Painted Furniture, Beijing, 2009, pl.88. (a similar black and gilt lacquer double lozenge stand in the Forbidden City collections)
The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Hong Kong, 2002, no.89 (a similar black and gilt lacquer double lozenge stand in the Forbidden City collections)