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Chinese Qing dynasty inlaid hongmu chair

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A mid-late 19thc Chinese Qing dynasty inlaid hongmu (black wood) chair with a circular dreamstone in the backrest.

The dreamstone is inset into a hongmu wooden frame & is inlaid with various symbols in mother-of-pearl.

This chair has profuse mother-of-pearl inlaid designs of foliage & flowers in the back, arms, base & legs.

There is a central inlaid mother-of-pearl design at the top of the backrest called 'shou' which symbolises long life.

Within the backrest design there are carved images of bats, a Chinese symbol for great happiness & good fortune.

The seat is in marble, inset into a hongmu wood
frame, this has an old repair seen in photograph 5.

This chair is of sound construction & can go staright into a home.

Size:

Height: 40.5'' / 103cm

Width: 27'' / 69cm

Depth: 21'' / 53cm

Chinese Qing dynasty inlaid hongmu chair
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  • Chinese Qing dynasty inlaid hongmu chair - picture 4