Pair of Official's Chairs

c. 1800
$2,880 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 22.0" D: 18.0" H: 46.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Reed
Collection #
GDF069
Estimated Shipping
$445

This pair of tallback chairs is a beautiful example of traditional Qing-dynasty forms. Known as official's hat armchairs, these chairs are named for the protruding ends of their top rails and arms, which bear resemblance to the hats worn by Ming-dynasty officials. Their sculptural form is considered to be the grandest of all Chinese chairs. This pair features gently sloping spandrels and a caned top woven by hand in a refined and ancient technique. There has been restoration to the original finish, but the pair retains the lustrous color of the elmwood construction.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat Height: 19"

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