Chinese silver decorated display stands garden seat shape, pair of.
A superb pair of silver decorated Chinese display stands. Modelled in the distinctive form of Chinese garden seats each features an open base and open sides with the solid top supported by five bowed and carved struts. The sloping sides to the platform top featuring stylised flower and leaf decoration in typical oriental fashion, this decoration is flat to the wood and i believe it is actually inlaid silver wire rather than painted, very finely done. Made of a close grained figured wood, each weighs just over half a pound (combined metric weight 510g).
Marvellous items in their own right they would really set off a special pair of vases or bowls in your collection (Cloisonne perhaps ?, with the inlay echoing that found with this type of work). Date Circa 1900.
Size: 6" tall x 5" wide at the middle x 3. 7/8" across the top Condition: Very good, no chips, cracks or restoration.