Rose Chair with Openwork carving
Goncalo Alves (Astronium Franxini Folium)
Award for Carving - 15th Annual Exhibition 1998, Victorian
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.
Last modified: 25th March 2003