Pair Of Blue Yoke Back Side Chairs

Pair Of Blue Yoke Back Side Chairs

£1,445.00
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£43.35
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£29.00*
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Greengates, United Kingdom
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Less than one week
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About this item

With their distinctive, prominently curved 'Yoke-Back' head rests, these chairs are typical of Shanxi. They have been refreshed with a distressed, blue lacquer finish, which adds a more modern look to a centuries old design. The subtly curved backrests are carved through towards the top with a 'Ruyi' motif for good luck. Note that the footrest and stretchers gradually step up from front to back. The term for this in Chinese is 'bubugao', meaning 'step higher' - a phrase that originally referred to the promotion of an official. As a result this feature of Chinese chairs was thought to denote the high status of the person seated.

Sold as a pair, the price shown is for the two chairs.

Price for set.

Dimensions

W59.0 x H104.0 x D43.0

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Brand/manufacturer

unknown

Date of manufacture

1920s

Place of origin

China

Period

Early 20th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

56465731
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