Antique Chinese Hardwood Wedding Chairs, A Pair - Late18th/Early 19th. Century, Qing Dynasty

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A rare pair of formal Chinese chairs from the estate of a collector of Chinese furniture. These chairs are hand carved, old growth hardwood.  Each has a carved open work back that depicts tradtional Chinese figures, musicians, both young and old, one panel of which is chopped/signed in the top left by the craftsman.  Delicately carved auspicious bats above each panel.  Front apron has further such detailing.  Raised on squared legs joined by stretchers with a canted back panel. Showing smooth lustrous patina, made from a dense old rosewood and lacquer.
A stunning pair of chairs ready to grace any home, hallway or foyer, living room or wherever you choose.  This style of chair will fit into both modern as well as traditional homes - they just command the space around them.

Chair 1.  H37", W23", D19", Seat 19.5", Arm 27.5".  
Chair 2. H37", W22.5", D19", Seat 19.75", Arm 27.75". 

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In China, both bats and peaches are considered fortunate, and are often seen in furniture, clothing, jewelry etc. Bats are seen as benevolent because ( 蝙 蝠 ) fu,” the character for “bat,” is also the character for “good luck.”  Since bats dwell in caverns, which are also the passageway to the realm of the Immortals, they represent longevity, as well as fertility.


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