Top Spot:A Chinese Classical Dalbergia Odorifera and Cloisonné Enamel Styled Armchair

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Lot No. :XZG-190729
Feature:A Chinese classical style round-backed armchairs. Dalbergia odorifera T.Chen(1*),, mortise and tenon (2*).
Status:For sale (Item is customizable)
1* Dalbergia odorifera, or fragrant rosewood is endemic to China and occurs in Fujian, Hainan, Zhejiang, and Guangdong. It is used as a wood product and in folk medicine. This valuable wood is known in China as Huali and Huanghuali. Higher quality furniture from the late Ming and early Qing dynasties were made of this wood.
2* The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. This is an ancient joint dating back 7,000 years. In traditional Chinese architecture, wood components, such as beams, brackets, roof frames and struts, were made to interlock with perfect fit, without using fasteners or glues, enabling the wood to expand and contract according to humidity. Archaeological evidence from Chinese sites shows that, by the end of the Neolithic, mortise-and-tenon joinery was employed in Chinese construction.


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