Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

19th Century Chinese Pressed Lacquered Headrest

$980

About

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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Width: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredHide,Steel
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DVEE0021stDibs: LU820012452943

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1997
1stDibs seller since 2006
711 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Large Chinese Mid-19th Century Sand Stone Sculpture of a Scholar
Located in Torino, IT
Large Chinese mid-19th century sand stone sculpture of a scholar.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures

19th Century Thai Buddah
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exceptionally Large Thai Buddah with original gilt finish and red bole coming through. Has small metal stud decoration around fabric edges.
Category

Antique 19th Century Thai Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Red Lacquer Chinese Picnic Basket
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Late 19th century red lacquer Asian wedding Basket Lidded two-tiered Chinese treen basket with bamboo and treen carrying handle. Decorative Chinese basket often known as a marriag...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects...

Materials

Bamboo, Wood, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Hand-Carved Wood Temple Corbels
Located in Yonkers, NY
This 19th century pair of corbels from a temple comes from China, where it was hand-carved in wood during the Qing dynasty. Each corbel is mounted on an elegant black wood plinth. Ea...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century Carved Monk Sarriputta
Located in New York, NY
Divine 19th century carving of Sarriputta. Always kneeling to side of the Buddha, Sarriputta is a most important Disciple. Carved wood with remnaints of pigments. Wonderful represent...
Category

Antique 19th Century Burmese Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood

19th century Meiji Period Bronze Tiger
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A stunning Meiji period bronze tiger stood upon root wood stand.
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Chinese Opera Theatre Headdress, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese opera theatre headdress, early 20th century, mounted on a custom, black painted metal base.
Category

Vintage 1920s Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Chinese Opera Theatre Headdress, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese opera theatre headdress, early 20th century, mounted on a custom, black painted metal base.  
Category

Vintage 1920s Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery