Friday, 10 February 2012

Chinese Ceramic Stools

I'm in love with ceramic stools at the moment. They make the most lovely little side table or stool, bringing lustre, colour and personality into a room. They originated in China around 1000 years ago and were traditionally used in gardens. The antique versions of the stools that are still around tend to be from the late Ming Dynasty - early 17th century and later. They  have a range of different decorations including fretwork and pierced motifs. One of the most common decorative effects is the nail head detail. This comes from old Chinese drums where the skins were stretched over a frame and held in place with nails.

They have become really popular in interiors over the last 50 or 60 years and it's not hard to see why. Take a look at these beautiful images featuring the humble ceramic garden stool.


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1 comment:

Camron Wieght said...

The antique versions of the stools that are still around tend to be from the late Ming Dynasty. They have a range of different decorations including fretwork and pierced motifs.

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