Pair of armchairs
Product Id
BEJ-07271
Description
Carved armchairs with original dark brown lacquer.This style of chair was called 'Nan Guan Mao Yi' because the shape of the back looks like a South China official's hat from the Ming Dynasty.The carving of a flower and pots on the back is the traditional lucky pattern in China which means high status and wealth. These armchairs were used by a wealthy family in the past.
Dimensions
H95 x D57 x W44 cm
Material
elm wood
Origin
China Shanxi
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Culture

Symbolism in Chinese furniture

Engravings of animals, flowers and other things are not only used to add beauty to Chinese furniture; they are symbols believed to have the power to bestow blessings like bringing financial success, marital happiness and good health, as well as to ward off evil influences such as demons and disease.  If you believe in the ancient Chinese ways, purchasing a beautiful piece of antique Chinese furniture does much more than bring a stunning and useful addition into your home; it enhances your life!
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Geography

Shanxi

literally means ‘Mountains’ West’, referring to the fact that it lies west of the Taihang Mountains.  Its one-character abbreviation is Jin, after the state of Jin that existed there during the Spring and Autumn period.
Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Inner Mongolia to the north and the province with nearly the same name, Shaanxi, to the west.  Shanxi’s capital is Taiyuan.
For centuries, Shanxi was a trade and banking centre and the term ‘Shanxi merchant’ was synonymous for wealth. The well-preserved city of Pingyau still shows signs of Read more
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