rare huanghuali miniature chair circa 1900 in Ming style with oxbow curvate back.
measures 6.75" tall x 5.25" wide x 3.25" deep.
Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera) is a rare type of rosewood that was used in China for traditional medicine and to make precious furniture. Originally known as huali or hualu, the specification âhuangâ (yellowish-brown) was added in the 20th century to differentiate between aged Huanghuali with a yellowish brown patina and newer, so-called xinhuali. Huanghuali literally means âyellowish blooming pear woodâ. Very good Huanghuali wood has a shimmering, nearly translucent surface with a beautiful, abstract grain. The color varies from reddish brown to golden yellow. Huanghuali probably origi…