Consigned Antique Chinese Architectural Beam Flower

Product Details
Item #: CF13A-0
Dimensions (inches): 23H x 44W x 4D
Comment: An unusual Antique Chinese Architectural Beam Flower Sculpture dating to 1900 in solid fir from the Jiangxi Province, that would have originally been part of the design of the interior architectural supports or part of the roof decoration.
Origin: Jiangxi Province, China
Date: 1900
Chinese fir has straight and even grains and is typically light brown in color. Not all varieties of fir are suitable for furniture making, but those coming from Fujian province and other high altitude regions tend to have excellent densities and textures so are commonly used.
Condition: RESTORED
Chinese homes were open to the elements to a much greater degree than homes in the Western world, and often did not have wooden floors. For this reason, it is highly likely that any antique Chinese piece of furniture on the market today has been restored. This particular item has been professionally restored, which may mean that some areas have been rebuilt or replaced, some hardware may not be original, and the piece has been refinished on either the interior, the exterior, or both.
Item Specifics: Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. Minor damage has been professionally restored and the piece has been clear coat refinished.
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Additional Information
Mark: EuroLux Home
Subject: FLOWERS
In Chinese culture, flowers symbolize growth, fulfillment, and prosperous new beginnings in life. In Feng Shui, flowers are also seen as symbols of success, flourishing, and good luck. And also, like in Western culture, flowers can symbolize love and unity. ,
In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus flower represents purity and perfection, as the lotus plant grows in mud and muck, yet the beautiful bloom arises untainted. The lotus sometimes represents the Buddha himself, and can also symbolize love and harmony between a married couple. The lotus also represents the summer, as it blooms during this hot season. ,
The repetitive, scrolling cloud motif is probably the most common carved decorative accent in Antique Chinese Furniture. This pretty carved flourish, often found on aprons and spandrels, is meant to convey good fortune.
Subject Keywords: Flowers, Lotus, Scrolling Clouds
Style: Late Qing Dynasty LATE QING DYNASTY
Late Qing Dynasty
For centuries in Chinese culture, furniture was only used by the elite and high-ranking government officials. Toward the end of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644), there was a shift in class structure as a rising merchant class had more wealth to purchase furniture for their own homes, and this trend continued during the Qing Dynasty (AD 1645 - 1911). As furniture was seen as a status symbol for this merchant class, and especially under the influence of the Manchurian Emperor Qianlong, furniture became more and more ornately carved with geometrical patterns and animal and botanical symbols, which conveyed messages to the viewer. Late Qing Dynasty Antique Chinese Furniture is known as the people's furniture, and is also called Antique Chinese Country furniture or Antique Vernacular Chinese Furniture, and is made from softwoods such as elm and walnut. It is both attractive and functional, and in some cases should be considered Folk Art.
Object: Decoration

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