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On View Chinese Export Art Gallery, level 2

Object description

  • Sung Sing Kung (Chinese)
  • Bed, about 1876
  • Satin wood, asian wood, ivory
  • Ningbo, China
  • Gift of Mr. Robert W. Sarnoff, 1977
  • E80259


This bed may be the one displayed in the Chinese exhibit of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. It was described as a "masterpiece of intricate and delicate carving." It is an important example of the furniture manufactured at Ningpo, a city renowned for pieces with fine carving and inlay work. Moon bed.

Exhibition History

  • The Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA; May 10, 1876 through November 10, 1876