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Low back armchairs

19th century

antique chinese chairs

Origin: Shandong province

  • elm wood
  • 620mm wide x 460mm deep x 920mm high
  • $2800 pair

 

 

There is a nominal charge of $85 for careful transport to the metropolitan capital cities in Australia except Darwin. If you live outside these areas please contact us so appropriate shipping arrangements can be made.

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These chairs are well suited as presentation pieces and occasional use in the home. The low back means they sit comfortably under a painting or mirror to form a unique setting. The chairs can sit together or either side of a hall table.

The chairs have strong, clearly defined lines. The contrast of open and relief carving is visually appealing. The sides display open carving of a geometric long life motif. The back of the chair has open carving of vine motif with leaves in a ‘cloud head’ design symbolising a wish for good fortune. The central lotus medallion is a Buddhist symbol of purity and longevity. The relief carving around the arch of the back is a wave motif representing prosperity.