A large carved hongmu sofa Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 紅木翹頭靠床
A large carved hongmu sofa
Qing dynasty, 19th century
198.3 by 72 by 83.5 cm, 78 by 28¾ by 32¾ in.
An old diagonal crack and a small circular hole to the exterior of the higher arm, both have been filled. Some minor movements to the front aprons and legs, and the wheels are possibly later added. The silk have been replaced. There are also some minor chips to the raised parts of the carving throughout. Apart from that, this sofa is in ready to place condition.
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