Ming Dynasty armchair

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Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby davidheim1 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:12 pm

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My interpretation of a horseshoe-back armchair from 17th century China. One knowledgeable furniture-maker once told me that Chinese furniture from this period was the finest ever made. Who am I to argue? The original sold at auction for nearly a million dollars.
You can draw a direct line from chairs like this to early 20th century furniture from the Vienna Secession movement and to modern Danish design. Hans Wegner designed a chair that could be the Ming chair's great-great-great-great grandchild.
Enjoy!
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby ntxdave » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:07 am

Very good work sir! :thumb:
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby tuna1957 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:21 am

Awesome :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby davidheim1 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:54 am

Thank you, gentlemen.
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby pbacot » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:03 am

looks like a some modeling magic had to apply this that one. Very nice! Interesting piece. With the back bowed out like that, no lumbar support, or maybe a pillow's supposed to go there.
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby nlipovac » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:32 am

I got myself-thinking would it be comfy for my bum. :fro: :enlight:
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby davidheim1 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:21 am

Nlipovac--How well padded is your bum? The seat's solid wood, although it probably came with a thin cushion back in the day.

Pbacot--Not sure about the magic, but there were a zillion little details to mind. The legs, for instance, have a very small amount of rake and splay, just enough to be a PITA.

Thanks for the comments.
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Re: Ming Dynasty armchair

Postby db11 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:08 pm

Great job David, and a very interesting piece.

It always astounds me to see the quality and craftsmanship of pre-industrial pieces like this.

But maybe one advantage that the craftsmen had in that era — at least those lucky enough to have the support of a patron, like the Emperor — is that they could take the time necessary to produce such work, without having to worry about whether they could still afford food and rent.
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