Pair of Antique Elm Armchairs
Shanxi, China, circa 1890
This beautiful pair of elm armchairs are in a style known as 'official's hat' or 'yoke-back'. The backrest has some lovely ornate carved decoration. In this case there is an auspicious 'ruyi' symbol in open carving on each chair above a Chinese unicorn in relief. The original black finish has now largely worn on the seat, armrests and footrests to show the paler wood underneath. Sold as a pair, the price shown is for both chairs.
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