Subject:Identify ?Zitan? wood stand
Posted By: John Cooper Sat, Mar 23, 2019 IP: 126.96.36.199
I seek help in identifying Chinese wood 32" high triform stand, very heavy, shown in photos.
Decorative element removed for testing has specific gravity of 1.136; fresh sliver removed from back of that stains methanol-cloth = Red; typical Chinese carpentry construction using mortise & tenon joints, small wood pins, no glue; shrinkage between 3 top elements = 100+ years of drying; no sour smell when underside rubbed vigorously = not hungmu; no sweet smell = not (huang)huali. Correct so far?
Can this then be Zitan?
Your comments would be very appreciated.
Thank you, ...John.