Pair of Spindle Back Armchairs

c. 1800
$4,380 USD
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W: 24.75" D: 18.5" H: 41.25"
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This pair of curious 19th-century spindleback chairs defy traditional Qing-dynasty forms. A collection of moments from previous eras, the pair incorporates elements drawn from Chinese carpentry ideals spanning back as far as the 16th century. The clean lines of the spindleback form are interrupted by carved aprons on each chair's front, ornately cusped to resemble Ming-dynasty waisted stools. The back of each armchair breaks convention with unusual height, stabilized by back slats spaced abnormally far apart. It appears that at different moments in their lives, the chairs were lacquered with bright blues and reds to amplify their fantastic character. Constructed with care and lovingly worn, these armchairs are a celebration of traditional forms, uniting disparate motifs in endearing harmony.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat Height: 21"

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