Antique Rosewood Day Bed – $6500
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The grain is amazing! The antique rosewood day bed has seen over a century of function and fashion, as evident in the rich and warm patina developed only through a storied life. Rare hardwood from the rosewood family. Repaired and refinished by Rosewood House while retaining original character.
Imagine the original commission was for a modern design of its day without the intricate carvings that came into play in the Qing dynasty, thus the simple shape and classic style. Bookmatched wood floating panels span the length of the back support. An amazing single piece floating panel rests in the mortise tenon seat frame of the daybed. Mortise and tenon joinery is one of the oldest methods of joining wood invented centuries before metal fasteners.
The ingenious fact of the all wood joinery is that it allows a piece to be made of solid hardwood, while providing for natural tendancies to expand and contract with the environment. Striking heart patina on the floating panel seams exhibts a rare character. Dense and heavy as only old, matured, rosewood can be.
The daybed is designed to break-down without tools in four pieces: base, back, twin arms, for ease of transportation by carriage. A warm piece sure to create character in a distinctive home. Dimensions: 71″ x 23″ x 32″ H. Regularly $7,500.