Ming-style bench of Huanghuali wood
Name: Ming-style bench of Huanghuali wood
Age: Ming Dynasty
Length: 120cm, width: 33.5cm, height: 48cm
The bench with elongated bridle joints is made from Huanghuali wood. It is in the shape of a small long narrow table. But judging from its height, it is actually a bench. It used to be collected by Gustav Ecke, a German scholar, and was included in his book Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings published in 1944. It was donated to Prince Kung’s Palace Museum in 2006 by his wife Zeng Youhe (known as Betty Ecke).
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