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
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17180
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. Three Chinese characters have been stained into the back of the backrest. 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