Side chair

Chinese for export
about 1720

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Overall: 101.6 x 56 x 45 cm (40 x 22 1/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black lacquer and gilt on Asian softwood, gilt leather seat

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)


Asia, Europe



Black ‘lacquer’ and gilding on wood. Leather slip seat. Cabriole front legs with claw and ball feet and carved and gilded shell and pendant leafage on knees, tops of shells extend up onto seat rail. Back feet are hoof-shaped, back legs round in section to seat rail. Horse-shoe shaped seat with narrow seat rail and molded upper edge. Back posts shaped to reverse curve, yoke shaped crest rail and solid baluster-shaped splat seated in seat rail with applied shoe. Back posts square in cross-section with chamfered backedges. All surfaces including leather seat have been jappaned in black and g old. Back splat shoes a scene of two women outdoors standing next to a long table.


On the seat bottom: "4" and a chinese character (see file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler