Chinese Huanghuali (Lao Huali) Tea Stand - For Sale
Chinese Huanghuali (Lao Huali) Tea Stand
A very rare round tea stand made of huanghuali with an insert burlwood top by a round stretcher and the splay legs ended in "Lin Zi" head feet.
Age: Early 19th century.
Size: 40 X 64 cm
Condition. A small piece is missing from one of the legs. See last photo.
Comes with a "Certificate of Antiquity"
Traditionally the Chinese referred to the wood as “huali”, but about one hundred years ago the modifier “huang” – meaning “yellowish-brown” – began to be used to refer to old huali wood whose surface had mellowed to a yellowish tone due to long exposure to light. Occasionally the term “lao” (old) is encountered to refer to darker huali woods. -