Chinese Folding Chair
Originally made for high dignitaries and the Imperial family, chairs such as this horseshoe-back armchair from China date to the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
The chair is deceptively light. With broad horseshoe-shaped arms, the frame is red lacquered, the backing features a crosshatch pattern painted with gilt, and the arms and legs feature black metallic mounts with abstracted floral designs.
Circa: 19th Century
Material: Wood and metal
Condition: Some flaking lacquer; good condition
Dimensions: 28" x 32.5" x 36.25"
Inventory number: FR1436