Chinese Bamboo Headrest

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Made out of dexterous lengths of sliced bamboo this headrest enabled contour comfort—quite luxurious for 19th century, China. Lightweight and low-profile, it was the perfect accessory for a high class young woman to travel in comfort. It is an unexpected sculptural object today and a fantastic beginning or addition to your collection.

  

Details

  • Of the Period
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    3.75 in. H x 11.75 in. W x 5.5 in. D
    10 cm H x 30 cm W x 14 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82008754453
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2006

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Located in Chicago, IL

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