Elm Yoke-Back Armchair
Shanxi, circa 1880
This handsome chair is in the classic Chinese 'Yoke-Back' or 'Official's Hat' style, named for the curved headrail. This example has the elegant proprotions and style elements of a design that was seen in China for centuries. The backrest is in a subtle S curve, with the round stiles and seat posts also curved. The legs are supported at the sides with double stretchers, with a single stretcher to the back and footrest to the front. Other than on the apron and most of the backrest, the original black lacquer has now largely worn to show the pale elm wood underneath, with all its character. Certainly once one of a pair, the chair has been separated from its twin over the years and is available as a single piece.
£49.00 delivery to most UK mainland addresses