Chinese Antique Chair
It is widely held that the Chinese chair epitomizes the pinnacle of Chinese design and craftsmanship.

As in most other Asian cultures, the custom in ancient Chinese homes was to kneel or sit cross-legged on floor level mats. Some time during the Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD), higher seats first started to appear amongst the wealthy elite.

Over the next few centuries furniture design and construction continued to be refined, leading up to the late Ming period (1368 – 1644), which is considered by most to be the golden age of Chinese furniture. Many of the designs that first appeared during this period remained unchanged, in some cases for hundreds of years.

One simple example of their technical superiority is the appearance early on in China of the curved backrest, designed to both please the eye and to increase a chair’s comfort. This same feature did not appear in European furniture making until centuries later.

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Pair of Shandong Arm Chairs

Remarkable pair of Shandong chairs of locust wood with original finish.  Circa 1880-1900;

These are in excellent condition for age.

24 wide x 8 1/2 high x 20 deep


On consignment at Our Little Thing  Montrose,  CO

call (970) 417 3807 for more information

Price: $1,125.00

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