Shrunk & warped Chinese _shizuo_/"stone seat"

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Shrunk & warped Chinese _shizuo_/"stone seat"

Post  Chris Cochrane on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:45 pm

Here is a large Chinese seat that has shrunk & warped even with the wood under the socket being ~ 3/4" thick. Its previous owner tried to refit the stone with additional carving, unsuccessfully. It appears the seat's sides were once lacquered red, but the lacquer was removed & a clear finish applied. The bottom and inside the socket are wood-stained without finish. The outside has finish, so the end-grain has been largely protected from checking.

Warping evident on bottom of seat (photos today)...

... visit the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, Washington DC USA--

Chris Cochrane

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Re: Shrunk & warped Chinese _shizuo_/"stone seat"

Post  Guest on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:56 pm

Hi Chris

What a pity about the seat....does it normaly hold a stone, or is it standing alone.

Kind regards Yvonne


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