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A pair of Zitan and tielemu "Rose" armchairs, Meiguiyi

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Qing dynasty, 18th century
Seating height: 19 in (48 cm)
Seat: 22 ½ in (57 cm) x 17 ¼ in (44 cm)
Total height: 32 ¾ in (83.5 cm)

The chairs with a rectangular back and arms, and a three-sided framework in the backrest. Such armchairs, mostly crafted from huanghuali wood, were very popular during the Ming and the early Qing dynasties. A few were crafted out of other woods, particularly zitan and tielimu. For a set of six rose chairs of huanghuali wood and dated to the Ming dynasty see Ming L’âge d’or du mobilier chinois – The Golden Age of Chinese Furniture – (Musée Guimet, Paris: 2003)

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 75

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