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Item:143405437337This style of chair is known as "official's hat chair" because the projections over the rear stiles resemble the knobs on the black hats once worn by high-ranking administrators in Ming Dynasty. The chair is high back and handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Intricate carvings of traditional Chinese calligraphy of "happiness" decorates the top panel of the back splat of the chair. The lower panel of the back splat of the chair is carved with "deer under plum tree" design. The carvings of this chair is very delicate and three dimensional. Both arm and back splat of the chair are crafted with deep curves. The front opening underneath the seat is uniquely carved into "arch" shape. Made from Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, chair is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Original patina and wear. Circa early of 19th century.Size: W27" x D23" x H49"(Ref.#5479)Authenticity Appraisal and more photos will be provided upon request.(All Sales are Final. No Return Policy.)Free Shipping to 48 Continental States. (Hawaii, Alaska and international buyers will pay their own freight and handling fee.)Condition:We Offer Layaway Plan! Ask for details! Handmade from natural hardwood, the item is very solid and in excellent condition. Minor wood cracks, patina stain, differences in colors and old repairs are natural age wear and shall be considered normal for the nature of a handmade authentic antique. Please ask for more photos if necessary. Please read all descriptions carefully and ask for questions before you make the purchase., Type:Furniture, Primary Material:Wood, Age:1800-1849, Region of Origin:China, Original/Reproduction:Original
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Antique Chinese High Back Arm Chair (5479), Circa 1800-1849