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Period: Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Medium: rosewood
Date: undated
Dimensions: height: 93 cm, width: 57.5 cm, depth: 44.5 cm

The chair is constructed almost entirely with cylindrical timbers. The headrest rises in the middle. The back splat and two side posts are slightly curved inwards to conform to the line of the sitter's back. The ends of the armrests are designed as scrolling clouds, which is the most decorative detail of the chair. Beneath the mat seat are humpbacked braces (luoguo cheng) with pillar-shaped struts (ai lao). Connecting the four legs of the chair are "stepped chair stretchers"-the front one the lowest, the side ones somewhat higher, and the back one the highest.

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