A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair
Early Qing Dynasty, 17th century
L. 68 x W. 46 x H. 100 cm
長. 68 x寬. 46 x 高. 100公分
Horseshoes-back armchair is a significant symbol of Chinese culture. Its design is timeless in the simplicity and elegant balance of its lines. The arched five-segment crestrail ending in outscrolled hand grips, above a plain bowed splat, the hardmat seat frame over arched aprons with beaded edge, the four legs joined by ascending stretchers.
This armchair is made of huanghuali: a rare hardwood featured for its density, its beautiful grain with abstractly figured patterns, and its glowing reddish-brown or golden-yellow colors.