huang hua-li yoke back arm chair; cane seat, s-shape arms and splat, round legs, apron at underside of seat

Yokeback Armchair, one of a pair, c. 1600

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Amongst the tallest recorded yokeback armchairs, this pair demonstrates excellent proportions and exceptionally dynamic and vigorous lines. Tall armchairs were reserved for the most important members of a household and were commonly used in formal gatherings. In spite of their apparent rigidity, well-made yokeback chairs are ergonomically sound with rounded armrests, flexible seating and a contoured back splat which support the body with relative comfort.

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Yokeback Armchair, one of a pair
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Accession Number
97.26.2.2
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huang hua-li yoke back arm chair; cane seat, s-shape arms and splat, round legs, apron at underside of seat