Carved Canopy Bed With Alcove

 4 000

Delivery

Please call us at +336 66 46 82 30 or write to us for a delivery quote.

Description

Dimensions 220 × 270 × 221 cm
Material(s)

Origin

Period

Chinese antique, elaborately carved, bed chambers from the 19th century. Traditionally, beds were central to Chinese everyday life and were very versatile. The Chinese used to greet visitors in their bed that is why there were often two armchairs on the sides for the guests and a center table to serve tea, wine, and food.

The front alcove features finely carved panels with scenes of life and nature and is surmounted by a cornice also beautifully carved. The side panels can be lowered to serve as windows. Then comes the bed, also richly decorated with the sides adorned with sculptures and paintings representing various flowers. The panels also present openwork friezes that unveil paintings on paper of romantic scenes. The ceiling of the bed-chamber is fully paneled as well.

The architecture of the bed is fascinating as no nails or pins have been used, it is made entirely with mortise and tenon construction. The bed will be disassembled for shipping. This exceptional piece is a fine example of Chinese furniture refinement.

The mattress measures 203cm by 135cm.

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Ref. ME051

Carved Canopy Bed With Alcove

 4 000

Please call us at +336 66 46 82 30 or write to us for a delivery quote.

Description

Dimensions 220 × 270 × 221 cm
Material(s)

Origin

Period

Chinese antique, elaborately carved, bed chambers from the 19th century. Traditionally, beds were central to Chinese everyday life and were very versatile. The Chinese used to greet visitors in their bed that is why there were often two armchairs on the sides for the guests and a center table to serve tea, wine, and food.

The front alcove features finely carved panels with scenes of life and nature and is surmounted by a cornice also beautifully carved. The side panels can be lowered to serve as windows. Then comes the bed, also richly decorated with the sides adorned with sculptures and paintings representing various flowers. The panels also present openwork friezes that unveil paintings on paper of romantic scenes. The ceiling of the bed-chamber is fully paneled as well.

The architecture of the bed is fascinating as no nails or pins have been used, it is made entirely with mortise and tenon construction. The bed will be disassembled for shipping. This exceptional piece is a fine example of Chinese furniture refinement.

The mattress measures 203cm by 135cm.

Need more images? Want to make an offer or have any questions? Get in touch!

Ref. ME051