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Pair of Chinese Southern Administrator's Chairs, c. 1850

$6,380per set

About the Item

This pair of 19th century elmwood administrator's chairs are from northern China and feature arching back splats hand carved with traditional motifs including peonies, sparrows, and trailing vine patterns. Each chair's front apron is carved with intricate key patterns and bats with outstretched wings, symbolizing happiness and good fortune. Unusually sinuous spindles support the armrests and the chairs' tall backs follow the natural curves of the body. The original lacquer finish has aged gracefully over time, smoothly worn and deeply patinated from a century of use. Additional Dimensions: Seat Height 20.5".
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 44.5 in (113.03 cm)Width: 21.75 in (55.25 cm)Depth: 18 in (45.72 cm)Seat Height: 20.5 in (52.07 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Elm,Carved,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    c. 1850
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: CANB0041stDibs: LU820013522032

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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.

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