#24834 Rare Antique Zuo Wood Small Square Low Stool with Coin Design and Bamboo Slates

Rare Antique Zuo Wood Hardwood Small Square Low Stool with Prosperity Coin Design with bamboo slates on the top. This very rare stool is made of "Oak" equivalent hardwood and came from the Ningbo/Jhiangzhe area where during the ancient time skillful woodwork with fine and rare wood often were created with literati taste. Zuo wood (柞木)has been mentioned in Mr. Wang-Shi-Xiang's Ming furniture book. Mr. Wang-Shi-Xiang (王世襄先生) who passed away already was and is still considered China's national treasure and world's authority in Chinese Ming hardwood furniture with the ultimate taste in traditional Chinese woodwork and other Chinese arts. Some of his books are available in English.
Some replacements of wood. Over 100 years old. Lacquer finish.

Dimensions: 11 3/4" x 12" x 12 1/2" H
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