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Antique Chinese Scholar's desk object with Calligraphy

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Antique Chinese Scholar's desk object with Calligraphy

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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Description

This object was brought back from China by Baptist Missionary Rebecca Cloud Stewart in the early 1900's. It is made from bamboo which is covered with a thick vernier of wood...see profile picture..The language is old Chinese which thus far no one has been able to give a reasonable translation...
It is assumed to be some form of old Chinese sayings with possible names on the sides....
Because of the curve and thickness of the bamboo the piece stands easily on the bottom edge...
Back then, many scholars would have an object of art, a rock, or a "saying" etc, on the desk which would help to center ones focus and perceptions while working ...perhaps this was such and object....So far that is the most reasonable explanation of usage.

For additional ethnographic and indigenous cultural items see my other website at
Trocadero.com/ethnic
For additional information on myself, my experience and my interests....see asianethnicartifacts.com aka Asian Ethnic Artifacts.......
Please plan ahead … I will be out internet range and out of the country from Nov 17 to Dec 10 2018….any questions or purchases will be handled after I return...
This object was brought back from China by Baptist Missionary Rebecca Cloud Stewart in the early 1900's. It is made from bamboo which is covered with a thick vernier of wood...see profile picture..The language is old Chinese which thus far no one has been able to give a reasonable translation...
It is assumed to be some form of old Chinese sayings with possible names on the sides....
Because of the curve and thickness of the bamboo the piece stands easily on the bottom edge...
Back then, many scholars would have an object of art, a rock, or a "saying" etc, on the desk which would help to center ones focus and perceptions while working ...perhaps this was such and object....So far that is the most reasonable explanation of usage.

For additional ethnographic and indigenous cultural items see my other website at
Trocadero.com/ethnic
For additional information on myself, my experience and my interests....see asianethnicartifacts.com aka Asian Ethnic Artifacts.......
Please plan ahead … I will be out internet range and out of the country from Nov 17 to Dec 10 2018….any questions or purchases will be handled after I return...

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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Returns and exchange details

Refunds and returns....US customers only, no refunds on international shipments.
No reasons are needed...If you are not satisfied with an item contact me by email for return shipping instructions within 10 days of receiving item. Do not ship item until I have responded to your email...(I may be out of the country and want you to send item to another address). Items must be returned in the same condition as they were when I sent them...Refunds of the purchase price will be quickly processed. Shipping costs are not refundable

Shipping policies

From May 29 2018 to June 7 2018, I will be traveling out of the country. Any items purchased during that time period will be shipped when I return home.



Shipping….All items are carefully packed. When possible multiple items may be combined into a single package
Within the US, I ship all items over $50 fully insured via USPS Priority Mail or UPS at purchasers request. If you are in a hurry Express Priority is always an expensive option
For worldwide shipping …USPS Priority Mail always fully insured…
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