A rare Chinese Qing period opium day bed

A most wonderful and very rare thing. This Qing dynasty piece was originally an opium bed but makes the perfect bench or table.


The rich patina is beautiful and the expertly pierced and carved freeze is so attractive, together with those cabriole legs. Each part of the skirt is assembled in sections, and jointed together not glued. True craftsmanship.


The ‘seat’ is a lacquered woven rattan mat over a sturdy wood base.


Wonderfully worked throughout, and in good, stable order.


Beautiful to look at, and useful too. It does not get better. A piece to treasure.



All approximate

Length 179cm

Width 59cm

Height 53cm

Gent seen is 6ft for scale


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. As seen in the images, but not limited to: structurally sound though there are old repairs and losses as expected. The fretwork is delicate in places but is all present. Old woodworm- nothing active but retreated and observed as a precaution. There are marks and catches to the rattan but nothing that detracts. The whole piece would benefit from a clean and polish.


Collection only

Please note: This item cannot be shipped but we have an excellent and competitive bespoke courier service. Please email us for more information or a quote. If you wish to collect in person, or to use our courier service, please select "Pick up" at checkout.

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