Antique Chinese High Back Arm Chairs (5909) (Pair), Circa 1800-1949
This style of chair is known as "official's hat chair" because the projections over the rear stiles resemble the knobs on the black hats once worn by high-ranking administrators in Ming Dynasty. These chairs are high back and handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Intricate carvings of "lotus" design decorate the top panel of back splats of the chairs. The middle panel of the back splat is carved with "deer under cypress" tree design. Both arms and back splats of the chairs are crafted with deep curves. The front openings underneath the seats are intricately carved as well. The carvings of these chairs are very delicate and the dimensional. The chairs are handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Made from core of elm wood, the chairs are very solid and have been kept in excellent condition. Original patina and wear. Circa early of 19th century.
Size: W26.5" x D22.5" x H45"
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