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Lacquered Dragon Bench China or Japan c. 1890


An unusually large lacquered carved wood dragon bench / settee made in China or Japan, circa 1890. These pieces where made for export for wealthy westerners that where fascinated by all things Asian. We have never seen this large size before. This piece has wonderful sculptural quality. Perfect foil for a stark contemporary interior. Great in an entry or in front of a large window.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Wear as expected. We will polish if you like. We like the older finish with it's wear and faults. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 39.5 in. x W 49 in. x D 20 in.

    H 100.33 cm x W 124.46 cm x D 50.8 cm

  • Seat height
    16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
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