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Pair of 19th Century Chinese Official's Chairs


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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  • Dimensions
    H 46 in. x W 22 in. x D 18 in.H 116.84 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seat Height
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
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    Set of 2
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