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

$6,380per set


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)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CANB0041stDibs: LU820013522032

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  • Shipping
    $599 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    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 2 days of delivery.

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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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