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Rose Chair with Openwork carving
Goncalo Alves (Astronium Franxini Folium)

Award for Carving - 15th Annual Exhibition 1998, Victorian Woodworkers Association

While this piece is richly decorated with fine open-work and relief carvings throughout; it stills retain it's 'Ming' form. During its painstaking construction stage; the framework when assembled without its carvings, reveals a chair so pure in form/proportion that it represents the benchmark for other rose chairs and even some contemporary chairs. The inclusion of intricate carving harmonises the basis form to produce a classic.
The original pair is housed in the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, China.

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Last modified: 25th July 2008

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