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Rectangular plant stands with cloud motif

Early 20th century

Rectangular plant stands with cloud motif

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Origin: Jiangsu province

  • Jumu (southern elm wood)
  • 419mm wide x 245mm deep x 770mm high


These stands are made from the precious timber Jumu, a fine tropical hardwood with a rich texture and distinctive feathery grain. It displays superb proportion and workmanship in keeping with its aesthetic purpose of displaying objects of art and beauty.

There is a waist with see-through feature providing a sense of lightness. The aprons under the waist have an outward curve forming a collar for the legs. There are fine cloud motifs symbolizing good fortune and happiness.