A Chinese Qing Dynasty Military Saddle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1253377
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Circa 2nd half 19th century. Constructed of solid hardwood. Forged iron studs around front and rear borders. Forged iron saddle hooks for hanging items at the sides, decorative pieces at front in the form of peony blossoms (Nobility, rank, higher social status and good fortune ) and forged iron supports at both front and back. Wood is covered in heavy black lacquer. No damage or missing hardware. Provenance: Purchased from Honeychurch Antiques,, Glenn Vessa, Hong Kong in 1990. Dimensions: Length 22, Height at Front 13 inches , Height at Back 9 inches, Width at front 12 inches, Width at back 15 inches