Qing dynasty, probably 18th/19th century, long bench with openwork aprons, carved with prunus branches, the ends carved with stylized pendant [ruyi] scepters, rich dark color, dense figured hardwood throughout, possibly [huanghuali], 20-3/4 x 70-1/2 x 11-1/4 in. - Provenance: Private Estate, Louisville, Kentucky - Note: For a related bench, see Christie's London 14 May 2013, lot 1119 - ◉This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.
lacking two openwork corner appliques, otherwise generally good with some warping and stains to top, one end with surface abrasions, other typical minor cracks to carved elements and some distress at joints