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Superb Quality Late 19th Century Chinese Profusely Carved Padouk Seven Piece Suite


£17,500 | $23,302 USD | €19,829 EUR
Status: Reserved
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 13 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A superb quality late 19th century (circa 1880) Chinese profusely carved padouk seven piece suite.
This suite consists of a two/three seater bench, a pair of open armchairs and four single chairs, all of exceptional quality.
Each of the pieces consists of a profusely carved and pierced back depicting an elongated, writhing dragon with scaled body with vine leaf, grape and stylised floral and foliate carved decoration.
This leads down to a moulded seat of superb patina, the bench and single chairs having carved gadroon decoration to the edge, the armchairs with a carved ball design.
The arms on the bench and armchairs consist of carved dragons holding a pearl in their mouths, the pearl in the mouth representing treasure and prosperity, the back rail underneath the arms with carved bat design.
This leads down to a heavily carved and pierced deep seat rail, the bench consisting of a central oval design of carved birds, the armchairs with carved crane and deer, the single chairs with carved and pierced vine leaf and grape design.
Each piece is supported by carved cabriole legs with floral and foliate decoration terminating with a claw foot, the back legs of outswept design terminating with a claw foot, the six chairs supported by an H stretcher.
The animals depicted are symbolic in China: the dragon - courage, the dragon with pearl in mouth – treasure and prosperity, the crane - longevity, the bat - good fortune, the deer - happiness and good fortune.
This superb suite is in excellent condition for age, is all of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Bench: Height: 43.25'' / 110cm
Width: 51'' / 129.5cm
Depth: 23.5'' / 59.5cm
Seat height: 17.75'' / 45cm
Armchairs: Height: 41'' / 104cm
Width: 25'' / 63.5cm
Depth: 23'' / 58.5cm
Seat height: 16'' / 40.5cm
Single chairs: Height: 37.75'' / 96cm
Width: 19'' / 48cm
Depth: 23'' / 58.5cm
Seat height: 16'' / 40.5cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS1113


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 104 cm (40.9")
Width = 63.5 cm (25.0")
Depth = 58.5 cm (23.0")

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LVS Decorative Arts
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