Set of 4 Ulmus ‘Continuous Yokeback’ Armchairs
‘Continuous Yokeback’ form with slightly curved back splat in a simple design, also known as ‘Southern Official’s Hat Armchair’
C-shaped round bars forming the armrest
Solid square seat rests with a fine bamboo meshwork
On square-cut legs, ornate with a plain three-piece arch-shaped apron with cusped outline
The wood with fine grain and of natural yellowish brown color
Dimensions: 92 x 52 x 42 cm
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Provenance: Private collection of a German diplomat, thence by descent
Literature: Cf. Jacobsen, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis 1999, 52f.
Continuous ‘yoke back’ armchairs
The simple chairs also referred to as ‘Southern Official's Hat Armchair’ (nanguanmaoyi) are characterized by their harmonious surface, their rounded corners and sinuous frame. Due to their design they are also known as ‘continuous yoke back armchairs’. In particular, the S-shaped backrest is very popular, thus it is not surprising that chairs of this kind, made of both hard and soft wood, are found throughout China. The continuous arm and backrests are reminiscent of bent bamboo structures from the Ming dynasty. Both in the Ming and in the following Qing dynasty, the shape of these chairs was very common and often decorated with silk textiles.
- Esineiden lukumäärä
- 4 jatkuvan Yokeback-nojatuolin sarja
- Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
- Taiteilija / tekijä
- Very good condition, see description
- 92×52×42 cm