A Classic Chinese Style Sofa/Luohan Bed
Lot No. ：ZQNF-201015
Feature：A Chinese furniture (1*), Sofa/Luohan bed(2*), Phoebe zhennan S. Lee.(3*), mortise and tenon (4*), size 198x93x82cm.
Status：For sale (Item is customizable)
1* The Ming period is regarded as the "golden age" of Chinese furniture. The styles have largely set the style for furniture in traditional Chinese style in subsequent periods. Chinese Ming royal family furnitures, palaces and temples are typically made of Nanwood, it species is under second-class national protection in China. These properties make them dimensionally stable, hardwearing, rot and insect resistant, and when new, highly fragrant. The density and toughness of the wood also allows furniture to be built without the use of glue and nail, but rather constructed from joinery and doweling alone.
2* Phoebe Zhennan is a large species of tree up to 30 metres tall in the Lauraceae family. Zhennan was originally a Chinese word that related to its Chinese name 楠 (Nan). The species is under second-class national protection in China.
3* 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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