In Chinese folk, dark wood is carbonized wood, which is called ebony by Shu people and "Oriental god wood" by Westerners. The formation of dark wood, according to test data records: the ancient times, the primeval forest in one hundred one thousand rare ancient, due to the geographical, meteorological suffered a sudden major changes (such as earthquakes, floods, lightning, typhoon, etc.), have been buried deep under the ancient river, sediment in rivers and lakes, some buried in the dark strata with oxygen, for thousands of years, or even tens of thousands of years, they through rapids erosion, mudstone compaction, fish pecked crab habitat, so that a variety of shapes and intricacies. After thousands of years of nature erosion, dark wood and wood of the ancient elegance and stone charm, its texture solid thick, black luxurious color, smooth and delicate section, and wood oil, moisture resistance, fragrance, years immortal, not afraid of moth, like nature. It is recorded in ancient books that individual tree species also have medicinal value. With the characteristics of "thin, penetrating, leaky and wrinkled", it deserves the reputation of "Oriental godwood" and "plant mummy".
Sullen wood has been regarded as valuable wood since ancient times, a rarity, a symbol of dignity and status. China’s folk known as “even if there is a box of jewelry, than ebony side” and “gold two million sent to the underworld, ebony worship” folk proverbs. In ancient times, high-ranking officials, scholars and scholars all regarded gloomy wood furniture and works of art carved in gloomy wood as treasures of family members, town houses and objects to ward off evil spirits. Throughout the ages, especially in the Ming and Qing dynasties, gloomy wood became the first choice for emperors to build palaces and make coffins. The qing emperors even listed it as a special material for the royal family, and it was not allowed to be used privately by the people, which made the gloomy wood more rare. Yuan Shikai, the great theft during the Republic of China, bucked the historical trend and died soon after his “dream of being an emperor”. But in order to show that he was once an emperor, his family spent a lot of money to find the gloomy wood and made a coffin for him. This is a historical joke, but it also shows that the price of gloomy wood is hard to find.
Strictly speaking, the gloomy wood is beyond the range of wood, and should be classified as a “treasure”. This is because in the “Treasure Garden” of the Palace Museum, there are pieces of art carved from gloomy wood, which can be seen to be far more precious than ordinary wood. Gloomy wood furniture and works of art are unparalleled in their quality, cultural value and appreciation prospects, even surpassing the precious rosewood.
Sombre trees are rare in the world, and can be compared with pearls and jade. Clank the mire and clank the throne; Because its quantity is rare, yield is low, non-renewable, have ornamental value extremely, have extremely high scientific research value, cultural value and economic added value consequently. Furniture and works of art made from the unique materials of gloomy wood, the charm of ancient and various artistic shapes are highly integrated works of art of nature and humanity, with extremely high ornamental and collection value.
藏品规格：长：65cm 宽：27.7cm 高：70.7cm