wood block, ruyi, antique

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1954
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ANTIQUE DOUBLE SIDED WOOD BLOCK "RU YI"

FEATURES: This Magnificent double sided wood block was carved in the shape of the Chinese symbol "Ru Yi". Such a motif is believed to bring blessing and prosperity. At an astounding 6" deep and weighting a whopping 26 lb, the piece is exceptionally heavy and substantial.  A piece of this caliber would have been used as a finial to a column or in between beam and supporting structures to adorn a very wealthy, important family's home. Wonderful weathered patina further enhance its rustic charm. Solid one-piece wood. All original. 

DIMENSIONS: 31" w x 14.5" h x 6" d. removable peg : 2" w x 6" h x 2" d

MATERIALS: Solid Wood

CONDITION: Excellent

CONSTRUCTION: Hand made. Hand carved

ORIGIN: Shan Xi province

ERA: 19th century