Pair of Jia Zhen & Beech Half Stools

c. 1850
$4,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 16.0" D: 11.25" H: 19.5"
Materials
Beech
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJD054
Estimated Shipping
$450

Pushed together, this pair of rectangular stools forms a square, hence the name “half stools.” Crafted of jia zhen and beech wood and finished with many coats of hand-applied lacquer, the stools are elegantly appointed with hoof feet and refined Ming-form ladder aprons. Raised seating was introduced to China in the second century A.D., when the Han emperor Lingdi took a shine to the “barbarian” way of seating. The fashion took, and within a few hundred years stools as well as chairs had become common among the elite.

Additional Dimensions
Seat apron to floor: 15"

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