Sedan Chair for sale
A very rare Chinese Bridal chair (possibly Hong Kong) c. 1895 to 1905
In six parts consisting of: a base platform, three sides, fourth side with paired doors and a Pagoda shaped roof (missing central wooden finial). Side panels multi-carved with Chinese historic emblems, figures, animals and birds in gold on a red ochre background and a black frame with iron corners. Chinese characters to the inside of the doors including the name of the two owners (bearers).
Dimensions: tall 57 inches (145 cms), deep 42 inches (107 cms), broad 35 inches (89 cms)
Condition: largely as it was last used, with some losses to paintwork and touching in of back panels and holes in the rattan roof.
Price: £2,750. A fairly unique piece of Chinese history and more interesting carving than to be found on several more recent Chinese bridal chairs. A chair which can be assembled, having first been transported on a cart to the next wedding venue, pre-dating the Swede’s interest in flat pack furniture!
For further information, call +44 (0)117 974 3379.