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  • noun The Chinese tree Dalbergia oderifera, or the wood of this tree, which is often used in Chinese woodworking.

Etymologies

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From Mandarin 黃花梨

Examples

  • Known as huanghuali, the smooth, hardwood furniture is modern, with simple lines and superb craftsmanship.

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  • This purple sandalwood from China was often used for palace decor because it is harder than huanghuali.

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  • Auction house China Guardian sold a huanghuali daybed for $2.1 million last fall, then sold another for a record $4.6 million this spring.

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  • Outlook : Europeans and wealthy collectors in Hong Kong began buying Chinese huanghuali pieces in the 1920s as souvenirs.

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  • About three years ago, collectors in Beijing came in for a closer look, and now top huanghuali chairs can sell for up to $500,000 each.

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  • Later, Tang rulers upgraded chair designs to include cut-out carvings and yoke-style backs; by the time of the Ming, furniture carved in boxy, polished shapes from slow-growth tropical trees like the huanghuali "yellow flowering pear" filled just about every room in the new Forbidden City.

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  • Ten years ago, Mr. Wong sold good-quality pairs of 17th century huanghuali hardwood armchairs for $20,000.

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  • China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period, 1762 nephrite, gilding, and huanghuali wood crowcollection. com protesters stepped up security at their base in an upmarket Bangkok shopping center on Saturday, a week after bloody clashes with security forces killed 24 people.

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  • China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period, 1762 nephrite, gilding, and huanghuali wood crowcollection. com protesters stepped up security at their base in an upmarket Bangkok shopping center on Saturday, a week after bloody clashes with security forces killed 24 people.

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  • Leading off the sale of Fine Chinese Furniture, Works of Art and Carpets from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections is a fine group of approximately 40 lots of Chinese Furniture conceived mostly of huanghuali wood and dating to the 17th and 18th centuries (late M.ng and early Qing dynasties).

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