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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Huali wood

  • Credit Line:

    Addis Bequest

  • Museum number:

    FE.72-1983

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 66

This chair is a typical example of furniture made during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Its beauty lies in the simplicity of form, the high quality of the wood, and the meticulous craftsmanship. It is constructed entirely of mortise-and-tenon joints and without the use of nails. Chairs of this kind inspired the 'Kinastol' (Chinese chair) of 1944 by the Danish designer Hans Wegner.

Physical description

Round-backed armchair made of huali wood

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1550-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Huali wood

Dimensions

Height: 97 cm, Height: 50.5 cm of seat, Length: 59 cm of seat

Descriptive line

Woo, China, furniture

Categories

Furniture

Collection

East Asia Collection

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