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Official hat armchairs with calligraphy medallion

19th century

 

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Origin: Shandong province

  • elm wood
  • 570mm wide x 430mm deep x 1070mm high
  • $3500 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.

The striking feature of these chairs is the carved “wave” on the crest rail that flows out to the sharply upturned corner where the crest rail joins the back post.  The back support has a relief carved medallion of the character “fu” meaning happiness. The apron has relief carving of leaves and vine meaning prosperity.

The chairs are tall and grand in appearance, sure to attract attention even in homes with an eclectic style. They are also generously proportioned to seat a larger person.