Fine Asian Furniture & Art
Circa: Early-Qing (18th Century)
Dimensions: 24.5w x 45h x 16.5d
Condition: Very good (one small piece replaced in back crest rail)
A standard yet classical chair design, often referred to as the Official’s Cap chairs. They bare this name as the extensions of the yoke-rail resemble the stiff, projecting ribbons on the back of official’s headgear. They are a seat of dignity and honor. The protruding crest rail and hand grips are a statement on the very classical styling of these chairs. The soft cane seat construction with original cane is a testament to this couples age. These chairs have a rich lacquer patina; lacquer degrades back to its nature purplish/black color over time. When seated in them, they know how to gently guide you to your most regal and royal posture.