Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Roundback Armchair: Lohan Type

Roundback Armchair: Lohan Type



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Rosewood (huanghuali)

Overall: 85.4 x 58.4 cm (33 5/8 x 23 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1955.40.1

Did you know?

The horseshoe-shaped back of this chair is joined without glue or nails.


In history, China moved from an original floor culture to high chairs and tables, developing a unique tradition of
craftsmanship. Although still relatively unexplored, the manufacturing and styles of furniture differ by region.

This horseshoe-back armchair was made in Jiangsu province. Its simplicity and minimalist elegance is
characteristic of Suzhou-style furniture and aesthetics. The back of the chair is made of seven pieces of wood, joined and secured with an inserted wooden pin, a mortar-tenon technique that appeared in its earliest form in Neolitihic fragments of the Hemudu culture.

See also
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Furniture and woodwork
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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