Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Pair of antique Chinese Horseshoe Chairs made of Elm and original rattan woven seats with original support structure to the underside. They each have 3 back splat panels which are indicative of the 18th Century Kangxi Period. With a slight difference in size, the male chair has a back panel wood carving of a ring connecting two arabesque vine patterns suggesting double happiness in marriage (called a Chou pattern). The female chair has a wood carving of a stylized Lotus design. Both chairs feature stretchers on all four legs and a front scalloped apron. Each chair is composed of the classic 3 running horse tenon joints.

Provenance is from the Sackler Collection with an old woven seat repair.

Age: 18th Century

Dimensions (approximate):
item #1451334