This intricately carved day bed is a true work of art, and an amazing addition to any collector's home!
Dating to the Qing Dynasty, circa 1780-1800, the details of this ebonized Huanghuali Wood Luchan Scholar's Bed include carved trellises on three sides, depictions of lotus blossoms in various stages of bloom, and auspicious symbols carved into the back panels, legs, and edges of the platform.
Can be styled as a couch or day bed, or in the traditional fashion with bolster pillows on the ends and a small table in the center, for maximum lounge potential. The platform base is slightly larger than a standard twin mattress. This piece would make an excellect anchor to a room, especially paired with a wooden folding screen or a curtain in the background.
Appraised by both Christie's and Sotheby's, this piece is a fine example of Qing peroid design. The wood, huanghuali, or "yellow flowering pear" in Chinese, is a member of the rosewood family and is a very sturdy, heavy material. Condition lightly worn with use, and there is some minor repair after being used as a bed in the previous owner's home.