This form is sometimes called a 'spring bench' (chundeng), with similar connotations to the Western 'love seat'. The slightly flared feet of the present bench lend a relaxed stance. Compare a smaller huanghuali bench with similar feet illustrated by C. Evarts, A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the Liang Yi Collection, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 56-57, no. 6. See, also, a slightly larger bench with shallow ruyi-carved details on the spandrels, the property of Dr. Otto Burchard, illustrated by G. Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, 1962, pl. 56.