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Rare pair of gilt and black lacquer double–lozenge stands

  • Wood, black and gilt lacquer
  • China
  • Qing dynasty (1644-1912)
  • Yongzheng period (1722-1735)
  • 87 x 55 x 37 cm
  • Private collection from the centre of France

Description

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. 

Bibliography 

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) 

Rare pair of gilt and black lacquer double–lozenge stands

  • Wood, black and gilt lacquer
  • China
  • Qing dynasty (1644-1912)
  • Yongzheng period (1722-1735)
  • 87 x 55 x 37 cm
  • Private collection from the centre of France

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