Carved Chinese Hongmu Furniture

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Hongmu is a dark brown wood, its literal meaning, ‘sourwood’ describes the pungent odor emitted when it is worked. Also known as ‘blackwood’, it was used extensively for the dark heavily carved Qing period furniture (The Qing Dynasty was the last dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912), no early references to hongmu have yet been discovered.

A fine Chinese marble-topped, mother of pearl-inlaid and carved padouk stand, 19th Century
Carved Hardwood Table and Display Stand Inset with a Marble Top

Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Inset Top Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Stand 20th c

Carved Chinese Hongmu Armchair
Carved Chinese Hongmu Armchair 2

 Hongmu Game Table

Chinese Hongmu Stands

Carved Hardwood Marble Top Stools, Late Qing. 

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