20 1/2 inches Diameter x 13 inches Height
Development of customary wooden Chinese Furniture is based fundamentally of strong wood pieces associated exclusively utilizing carpentry joints, and once in a while utilizing paste or metallic nails.
The reason was that nails and paste did not stand up well to the tremendously fluctuating temperatures and damp climate conditions. ( see photo where joineries are placed: utilizing a kind of wedged mortise and tenon joints, where the end grain of the leg is connected to have an unmissable part of the circular edge of the tabletop) See the photo where dowels were used to connect the base usingslip and groove to connect the circle.)
Made of Huanghuali (meaning Yellow flowering Pear) and classified as a “Rosewood” a dense hardwood with a sweet fragrance and color ranging from honey to purple brown. (See grain pattern on photo) it has a distinctive wave like grain that mirrors mountainous landscape.
Possibly the most sought after wood, particularly among Chinese buyers, Huanghuali is considered highest quality and superior hardwoods. Furniture and scholar items made from this wood command some of the highest prices in the Antique market due to its arguably extinct status.
Provenance: brought from Phillipines by a prominent businesswoman inherited by great grandmother
Payments and shipping must be fully rendered, prior to deliveries. We do not accept check payments. For those with tax exemption, we require a signed copy of tax exempt documentation. State regulations require us to have a copy of the original state issued tax document. Thank you for understanding. TIC
Shipping is not included with all our items. You will need to contact us to pay for shipping and handling.
Some of our items are large in size; these items will require shipping outside the realm of USPS, UPS and FED Ex and their policies.
We provide shipping and handling and utilize a white glove delivery service, where our shippers have years of experience handling fine antiquities. Please contact us, for more information.
All items are shipped fully insured.
Shipping is Tax exempt when shipping outside of New York State.
We will try our best, to get the least expensive shipping, from our several white glove service.
International shipping is based to the nearest port of the city destination. Once an item arrives at the port in that country, US Taxes, Country and local taxes, custom fees and any other fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
A $35 shipping and handling charge may be applicable depending of size of the item being shipped. This is for the packing materials and packaging the items. We do not use old boxes or newspapers to pack our delicate items. We utilize bubble wrap, peanuts and new boxes as this is the policy for both USPS or UPS to cover their insurance policy.
Please, be aware that international shipping is costly. Make a wise decision prior to your purchases.
Once you have made the purchases and a decision on shipping has not been finalized, you are taking pieces out of our inventory that can ultimately be sold. If a purchase is cancelled prior to shipping, a 10% restocking and processing fee will be deducted when the termination of sale occurs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
All items are deemed vintage with expectations of wear and tear. All sales are Final and we do not accept Returns. All items are fully insured when shipped and will be handled and packaged accordingly by the shipper. We do not work with a paid broker to certify items. Buyers are responsible and are welcome to work with a license broker of their choice. When items such as glass, arrives broken we will provide service that is based on the insurer's or shipper's policies.
We can place items on Hold for three working days if the buyer provides a major credit card. It is the buyer's responsibility to inform Tongue In Chique of their decision to purchase the item within the allowable three days, otherwise items will be sold to the next client. Please contact us for more information. Thank you for understanding.