Posted 9 years ago
Well, I love finding chinese furniture. I was at an estate sale and found a pair of these chairs. I know Chinese woods as well the dating of each period. This one of a pair is made of zitan, very heavy wood. The chair dates from the early 19th century. The color you can see is a very dark redish, purple to it. the workmenship is very fine and clean.
I have been collecting for 38 years. I hope this chair pleases your eye as it does mine. Oh, to restore the depth of the color, I let the chairs sit in the sun for four hours, then apply a warm bee's wax to it through out. Then set it in the shade to cool, then rub until it comes up a silky shine.
This proccess took four days for each chair.
I posted more pictures before wax treatment. closer look at the grain and color.