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Chinese Antique Root Wood Bench

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1118440
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Antique Chinese bench made of root wood, hardwood seat, very elaborate natural form root wood, dark finish, 19th century. This type of furniture was highly prized by religious figures and ascetics of the Song Dynasty symbolizing a lack of attachment to earthly goods. This idea was later adopted by Ming literati. The Qianlong emperor chose a suite of rootwood furniture and had his portrait painted in a rootwood chair. Size: 43" high x 55" wide x 27" deep.