Scholar's Chair

Scholar's Chair
Scholar's Chair, back rest detail
Scholar's Chair, side view
Scholar's Chair, back
Scholar's Chair, back detail
Scholar's Chair, bottom
Scholar's Chair, detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17179
Building: 
Current Location: 
Mezzanine
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a 19th-century antique wooden Chinese horseshoe chair.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
22 1/4 inches
Width: 
22 inches
Height: 
34 1/2 inches
Description: 

This is a 19th century antique Chinese horseshoe-style chair made likely from elmwood. The chair was fabricated using pegs and specially carved joinery that reinforces the structure of the chair. The base has A-shaped legs on each side that are conjoined with a footrest. The seat is rectangular with a depression that suggests there was once an accompanying cushion. Two oblong dowels support the yoked armrest and the backrest consists of a single narrow panel with a circular design in relief near the top. Antique chairs of this style are often modeled after those typical of the Ming Dynasty.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes