Occasional Chairs

Occasional Chairs

Our reproduction chairs include classic designs that were seen in China for centuries, as well as more contemporary pieces. We also stock original Chinese antiques in elm or walnut wood for unique seating that's full of character.
Pair of Natural Elm Yoke Back Chairs New
£1,145.00

Pair of Natural Elm Yoke Back Chairs

ATC-BH-180911

Shanxi, circa 1860 With five curved, rounded stiles rather than a single, wider backrest, these chairs have a slightly more western appearance than...

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£1,145.00
Pair of Antique Yoke Back Side Chairs New
£1,295.00

Pair of Antique Yoke Back Side Chairs

ATC-BH-180910

Shanxi, circa 1860 Another beautiful pair of side chairs from Shanxi province, with the familar yoke shaped top rail fitted over backward bending ...

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£1,295.00
Pair of Elm Southern Officials Armchairs New
£1,195.00

Pair of Elm Southern Official Armchairs

ATC-BH-180920

Shanxi, circa 1860 This gorgeous pair of chairs are in the 'Southern Offical' style - a design that came later on in China's history. The main deve...

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£1,195.00
Pair of Low Horseshoe Armchairs New
£795.00

Pair of Low Horseshoe Armchairs

ATC-TA-2691017

Shandong, circa 1900 This style of chair is a smaller, slightly less refined version of the horseshoe armchairs that were used for important house ...

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£795.00
Pair of Rustic Chinese Horseshoe Armchairs
£845.00

Pair of Rustic Chinese Horseshoe Armchairs

ATC-TA-1701155

Shandong, circa 1900 This lovely pair of chairs is in a rustic, vernacular style that developed from the more elegant horseshoe armchair design. Ra...

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£845.00
Elm Southern Official Chair Sold
£395.00

Elm Southern Official Chair

ATC-WH-AC1003

Shanxi, circa 1900 This single chair is in elm wood and originates from Shanxi province in central China. It would have been one of a pair but has ...

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£395.00
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Lamp Hanger Chinese Side Chair Sold
£365.00

Lamp Hanger Chinese Side Chair

ATC-WH-AC1004

Shanxi, circa 1880 This style of chair, without arms, is often referred to as a lamp hanger chair or 'official's hat' chair, both names deriving fr...

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£365.00
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Pair of Walnut Yoke-Back Armchairs
£2,145.00

Pair of Walnut Yoke-Back Armchairs

ATC-WH-AC1002

Shanxi, circa 1850 One of the earliest and most successful styles of chair to develop in China, the 'Yoke-Back' style is characterised by its wide,...

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£2,145.00
Pair of Poplar Horseshoe Armchairs
£645.00

Pair of Poplar Horseshoe Armchairs

ATC-WH-AC1009

Shandong, circa 1900 This pair of chairs are in a more vernacular version of the Chinese horseshoe armchair. Here each of the large curved rear rai...

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£645.00
Pair of Shanxi Antique Elm Armchairs
£1,795.00

Pair of Shanxi Antique Elm Armchairs

ATC-TA-182137

Shanxi, circa 1890 This beautiful pair of chairs are in elm wood and come from Shanxi in central China. They are based on a style known as 'officia...

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£1,795.00
Pair of Elm Official's Hat Side Chairs
£1,395.00

Pair of Elm Official's Hat Side Chairs

ATC-TA-182138

Shanxi, circa 1860 The curved, four post backrests and angular, S shaped top rails on these chairs give them a more contemporary look compared to m...

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£1,395.00
Pair of Elm Southern Official Side Chairs
£1,195.00

Pair of Elm Southern Official Side Chairs

ATC-TA-182139

Shanxi, circa 1880 This simple pair of side chairs is in the 'Southern Official' style that developed later on in China's history, with the pronoun...

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£1,195.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm
£545.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm

CT02N

This version of our horseshoe armchair is in our 'warm' finish, chairs like this one were symbols of status in Ming dynasty China. Known also in Ch...

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£545.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Black Lacquer
£545.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT02D

Finished in our black lacquer, this horseshoe armchair takes its design from those of the Ming dynasty used as symbols of status. Originally used a...

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£545.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Light Elm
£545.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Light Elm

CT02M

The light finish on this version of our horseshoe armchair, accentuates the grain of the elm wood and complexity of the build, as all the different...

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£545.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Warm Elm
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Warm Elm

CT11N

The name 'Yoke-Back' chair comes from the curved top rail seen on this timeless Chinese design and seen here finished in our warm elm. The style fi...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Black Lacquer
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Black Lacquer

CT11D

The seat of our black lacquer chair has a smoothed rattan inlay and works perfectly as a dining chair, with a desk or as occasional seating. Antiqu...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Light Elm
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Light Elm

CT11M

Since its early development this style of chair has changed very little through the centuries, with only slight modifications or regional variation...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm

CT12N

Our warm elm armchair has the same beautiful curves and detail as our yoke-back side chair, including the dragon in carved relief on the curved bac...

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£445.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT12D

Made from solid elm wood with a rattan seat our black lacquer armchairs would look great individually in a bedroom or living room as a statement pi...

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£445.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Light Elm
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Light Elm

CT12M

Great individually in a bedroom or living room as a statement piece, or use them at the head of our dining tables. This light elm model is made fro...

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£445.00
Cross Legged Armchair, Warm Elm
£525.00

Cross Legged Armchair, Warm Elm

CT17N

Based on the classic Chinese horseshoe armchair but in a more colonial style, this lovely warm elm chair goes perfectly with our cross legged desk ...

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£525.00
Cross Legged Armchair, Black Lacquer
£525.00

Cross Legged Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT17D

This lovely black lacquer chair has the same 'S' shaped legs forming an hourglass shape at the front and back, as well as a slightly curved seat wi...

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£525.00
Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm
£345.00

Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm

CT18N

This is a mini warm elm version of our classic yoke-back armchair, scaled down to suit the little ones in your life. It has the same curved headres...

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£345.00
Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer
£345.00

Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT18D

This is a mini version of our classic black lacquer yoke-back armchair, with the same curved headrest and arms as the larger version, it is scaled ...

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£345.00
Southern Official's Chair, Warm Elm
£565.00

Southern Official's Chair, Warm Elm

CT01N

This style of chair appeared slightly later in China's history than the 'Yoke-Back' or 'Official's Hat' chair. The main development was that the to...

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£565.00
Southern Official's Chair, Black Lacquer
£565.00

Southern Official's Chair, Black Lacquer

CT01D

Our black lacquer chair has a rattan covered seat and curved backrest for comfort. The backrest has a scrolling dragon motif in carved relief, whil...

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£565.00
Folding Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm
£995.00

Folding Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm

CT15N

Simple folding stools were seen very early on in China's history - the first recorded stools being from the Han dynasty almost two thousand years a...

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£995.00
Dining Chair
£425.00

Dining Chair

CAY-TC04

These lovely chairs in solid elm show off some of the wonderful craftsmanship of our Shanghai workshop. The 'S' shaped curved backrests were common...

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£425.00