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Yokeback Armchair, One of Pair

Asian Art

MEDIUM Huanghuali wood
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES first half 17th century
    DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
    PERIOD Late Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 43 5/8 x 24 x 23 in. (110.8 x 61 x 58.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Alice Boney
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This pair of armchairs, with well-proportioned and graceful linear contours and emphasis on the natural grain and color of the huanghuali hardwood, embodies the qualities of restrained elegance associated with Chinese furniture design from the Ming (1368-1644) and early Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Yokeback armchairs that have top rails and arms with protruding ends, as depicted here, are known in China as the official's hat armchairs (guanmaoyi) or the official's hat armchairs with four protruding ends (sichutou guanmaoyi).
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Yokeback Armchair, One of Pair, first half 17th century. Huanghuali wood, 43 5/8 x 24 x 23 in. (110.8 x 61 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alice Boney, 78.246.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 78.246.1_78.246.2_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 78.246.1_78.246.2_SL3.jpg., 2016
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