Pair of Chinese Elm Yoke Back Officials Hat Chairs


Highly carved pair of Chinese elm yoke back officials hat chairs. Featuring a decorative back splat with figural scenes. The arms have a whimsical serpentine form and the spandrels on the crest and front apron have finely carved detail. Constructed with a mortise and tenon joinery and supported by square legs with a foot rest in the front. Also known as pagoda chairs, scholars chairs, and Guanmaoyi chairs.

Dimensions: 25"w x 22"d x 42"h, Seat 20"h

Circa: Early 20th Century, China

Materials: Elm

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with a rich, distressed finish. Age appropriate wear and fading.

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