19th Century Chinese Pressed Lacquered Headrest For Sale
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19th Century Chinese Pressed Lacquered Headrest

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This extraordinary headrest made from lacquered hide in the Jiangxi region of China over 150 years ago calls to be touched. Its pliable design enabled contour comfort quite luxurious for the time. Some scholars think the soft curve and height could comfortably support the head and neck while also preserving the intricate hairstyles of upper-class women. This resting position has darkened the surface and beautifully worn the lacquer with irregular patterning. Now elevated on a custom steel stand, what was once a simple functional object lives on as a piece of storied sculpture.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11 in. x W 13.5 in. x D 4.5 in.H 27.94 cm x W 34.29 cm x D 11.43 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    DVEE002
  • Reference Number
    LU820012452943
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