|Title:||A Rare Chinese Export Padouk Drafting Stand|
|Size:||H 34in x W 25in x D 19in|
A wonderful and rare Chinese Export mechanical drafting table in the Chippendale manner, carved and executed nearly entirely in highly desirable Padouk wood. The top lifts and raises on a ratchet mechanism above a concave case that is sloped for writing ease and raised on diamond shaped legs and ending in stylized brush feet. Eccentric carving and treatments throughout lending charm and distinction.Chinese furniture was executed in the english manner for merchants and citizens living abroad. The styles employed were often interpretations of architects and designers in England. Chinese, 1st half 19th century.
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