Horseshoe Armchair with Deer Carving
Shanxi, circa 1880
This handsome horseshoe armchair has been separated from its pair over the decades and will have been used to seat the most important members of society or house guests. It was produced during the late nineteenth century from elm wood with a long rail that curves around to form the chair's arms in a horseshoe shape, giving the style its name. The backrest is intricately carved in relief to show a deer - a symbol in China for longevity. The natural wood and beautiful grian are clearly visible where the original dark lacquer has worn, adding rustic charm to this beautiful chair.
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