Asian antique furniture has such beautiful lines and can make a dramatic and/or impressive impact. The quality and craftsmanship is exquisite. Chinese furniture made during the early Qing period (1644 1911) was similar to Ming (1368 1644) and continued to display classic, simple lines.
Over time a change in style gradually appeared, and by the end of the 18th century the purity of Ming furniture had been replaced by angular forms and overly ornate carvings. Ming Dynasty furniture is known for its simplicity with sparse lines and little decoration while Qing furniture emphasizes detail and extravagance. Chinese furniture from southern China tends to be very elaborate whereas furniture from northern China is big, heavy and grand. The furniture designs that came out of China during the Ming dynasty were much admired by the Europeans and have had a major influence on Western interior design.
The timeless simplicity and perfect proportions of Ming furniture allow these pieces to grace even the most modern and contemporary homes. Pieces from this period are high-valued antiques and today are quite hard to find. Here is an Antique Chinese Opium bed, dating from the early 1800's. This Qing dynasty Opium bed retains much of its original character, which has a wonderful distressed look. In western interior design this Opium daybed would be great for a daybed in your living room.
The seat area is done with a rattan with a wood backing (underneath). The seat rattan area has some stains from age which gives it more character. The front legs has some paintings that have faded over time with detail carvings. The inside wood back rest area has some carving and painting detail that has also faded over time.This is a Rare find and it is in very good Antique condition. Please note there are worn parts on the wood and it is over 150 years old. Due to the age of the bed the patina on the wood is worn here and there and gives the bed a unique look that cannot be replicated. Smaller items delivered within 8-15 days. Magnifique masque, merci, que du bonheur! Absolutely wonderful to deal with!! Incredible and picture does not due justice... The item "RARE QING Dynasty Chinese Antique 19th Century Asian Large painted Opium Daybed" is in sale since Sunday, June 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".interiors" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.