19th Century Chinese Carved Zitan Wood Charger Base
Intricately detailed Chinese Carved Zitan Wood Charger Base or Holder. c. 1845-1860. h. 15" w. 17" d. 11". Carve bird face (magpie - symbol of joy for the household). This antique Zitan wood, exceptionally rare (practically extinct), is the most dense and prized tropical hardwood.