Pair of Red Lacquer Roundback Chairs

c. 1900
$2,480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 24.5" D: 24.5" H: 35.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMB001
Estimated Shipping
$388

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 these Yuanyi, or round chairs, 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. Beautifully worn from a century of use, the original red lacquer finish on this pair adds storied color and texture to modern interiors.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat Height: 19"

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“Over the years, I’ve incorporated many pieces from PAGODA RED into my designs. Not only can they balance new furnishings (and often new construction) by feeling more established, but the pieces emanate a sense of rich history, often leaving you wondering where they were in a previous life. These beautiful pieces carefully hand-selected by the team at PAGODA RED, coupled with their unbelievable customer service, make them a must-have for any home.”

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