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Rectangular plant stands with humpback stretchers

19th Century

Rectangular plant stands with humpback stretchers

Origin: Shanxi province

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This particular pair of walnut plant stands has flush design with Ming style unadorned simplicity. The legs are narrow and gradually taper downwards ending in a small inward hoof. The humpback stretchers enhance the visual appeal yet provide a strong support to the legs. This design is only possible with particularly strong timbers, such as walnut.

Walnut is favored by Chinese cabinetmakers for its texture and strength. The top is made out of a single plank of timber.