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Carved Chinese & inlaid hardwood low bench

Carved Chinese & inlaid hardwood low bench


An early 20thc carved Chinese hardwood low bench inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

This piece consists of a carved top rail (carved front & back) depicting fire breathing dragons. The dragon is a symbol of power & good fortune in Chinese mythology.

Below this is a hardwood panel, inlaid profusely with mother-of-pearl to create a village scene.

The arms are carved with dragons & also inlaid with mother-of-pearl flower decoration.
Each arm is supported by a carved dragon.

The bench has a dish seat & the front rail is inlaid with mother-of-pearl flower designs.

The seat rails are profusely carved with various designs & inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

The legs are inlaid with mother-of-pearl decoration & they terminate with a carved scroll foot.


Height: 30.5'' / 77.5cm

Width: 46'' / 117cm

Depth: 19'' / 48cm