SOLD AS A PAIR.
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This is a beautiful simple pair of antique Chinese arm chairs.
Chinese arm chair details:
The backs have curved plain spats without any designs. The Top rail curves up into 4 peaks and is contained, meaning it does not protrude beyond the side rails. The end peaks are at distinctly sharp points on each end, with move gradual peaks above the black splat. This style is often referred to Southern Official’s style arm chairs. Their are relief carved aprons inside the intersection of the top and side rails.
The arms, along with the front posts and the side posts have graceful curved lines.
The seat is an inset flat panel style with a thicker frame around the panel. The front edge of the frame has a molded detail on the top and bottom. There is also a molded design where the frame meets the flat seat panel.
There is a simple shaped relief carved apron under the front seat that has a carved bead detail on the edges. This apron also runs down the legs and stops at the foot rest. The sides have similar shaped aprons without the carvings, and each side has a single stretcher. The backs have a simple apron and a single straight stretcher.
The front footrests also have a simple apron underneath.
These chairs retain much of their original lacquer although the worn areas give these chairs a beautiful patina. As can be seen in the photos, one of the legs has a missing section which does not affect the structural integrity of the leg. Also the back left corner of one of the seats has had a crack by the miter. This should be a relatively simple fix for a handy person. These chairs are very sturdy, but some of the joints are slightly loose during seasonal changes. The price listed takes into account any flaws and the chairs are being sold as is.
As noted below the seat height is 21″. We often have customers who want to use an antique Chinese table, but the height is usually several inched higher than typical tables so regular dining chairs are too low. Using chairs like these, which are also several inched higher than standard chairs, with some antiques Chinese tables are a great combination. (be sure to check knee clearance first).
Pair Antique Chinese Arm Chair High Back Elm Armchair, SOLD AS PAIR
Region: China, probably Shanxi
Approx Age: Mid 1800’s , Qing Dynasty
Approx. Dimensions: Seat: 22-1/2″ wide, 17-1/2″ Deep, Seat height 21″. Overall Height 47″
SKU # RV-31863-PR
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