Provincial Roundback Chair

c. 1850
$980 USD
Make an Offer
Dimensions
W: 26.5" D: 25.0" H: 35.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
N045A
Estimated Shipping
$188

Prior to the 10th century, Chinese society eschewed raised seats in favor of mats. The rising popularity of chairs and other forms of elevated seating led craftsmen to adapt traditional cabinetry and architecture techniques to the human body. In the case of this Yuanyi, or round chair, the flowing crestrail is a direct descendant of the simple armrests that had traditionally supported individuals on mats in their homes. This homage to an ancestral form, combined with traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery techniques, created an elegant, functional chair that has endured for centuries and inspired many contemporary furniture designers in the West and the East.

Additional Dimensions
Seat: 18"W x 11"D x 20"H

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait degiulio f8a680c3e73b3fb63ffb02ab7823d9440a08a2b47070bb7dffb1a9dd80de76f8
Mick de Giulio | de Giulio kitchen design

“I love working with PAGODA RED. When I’m looking for something distinctive for one of my clients, I can be sure I’ll find it there. Betsy has an incredible eye for the beautiful and unique and she continues to offer one of the best collections of Chinese furniture and decorative art.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces