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...in the Ming style, an exemplary execution of linearity and proportions...

...in the Ming style, an exemplary execution of linearity and proportions...

...in the Ming style, an exemplary execution of linearity and proportions...

Yokeback Side Chairs , Shanxi Province C19th


Dimensions: W50 D40.5 H118cm
Reference: CH161

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 Yokeback Side Chairs , Shanxi Province C19th

These elm wood chairs are of classic, almost austere, simplicity with the restraint that is so characteristic of Ming design. The only hint of decorative motif is in the slightly curved ends of the crest rail, and the apron beneath the sides of the seat pan itself. The rest of the chair, including the gently curved splat, is an exemplary execution of linearity and proportions.


The side chair is less formal than the the armchair, more versatile, and easier to sit in. They were kept against the side walls of a Chinese home, so they could be easily moved to where they might be needed, be it an extra seat for dining, or for sitting in the courtyard garden.



There is wonderful patination, the result of continuous use over time. The worn lacquer can be seen in parts. The side chairs have rattan seats (newly woven) and footrests.


Western interior design these side chairs can function now exactly as they did then, as an extra chair to be used when necessary or otherwise placed in a corner, or against the wall to provide an excellent accent piece to augment virtually any design them. Also when placed against the wall on either side of the bed, the pair can be used as side tables with the seat as a table surface.



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Price £2,400 Pair

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Yokeback Side Chairs , Shanxi Province C19th

Dimensions: W50 D40.5 H118cm
Reference: CH161



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