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Horseshoe Back Armchair


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Title

Horseshoe Back Armchair

Artist

China, unknown workshop (Chinese)

Date

early 17th century

Period

China: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Medium

wood and cane

Dimensions (H x W x D)

37 3/4 in x 26 3/8 in x 24

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Furnishings

Object Type

chair

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

Gift of Margery Hoffman Smith

Accession Number

74.25.1

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

armchairs

cane

chairs

furnishings

Ming

wood

Location

Belluschi Building

Ayer Wing

1st Floor

Goodman Gallery

Description

Classical Chinese furniture is celebrated for the dignity of its proportions, the perfection of its joinery, and the inherent beauty of its materials. It is the product, however, of an essentially conservative tradition with a relatively limited repertoire of forms. Armchairs similar to this one were produced over many centuries, and only minor adjustments in proportions or in the treatment of details set one chair apart from others.

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