Late Qing Yoke back chairs in original Teal Paint


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  • €1,676 Euro
  • $1,822 US Dollar

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Late Qing Yoke back chairs in original Teal Paint

Highly attractive matching pair in an unusual design.

Made from Elm, it is very rare to see these chairs with the two tier arm rests found here, (we have been unable to find another one) and even rarer to find painted examples.

Probably made for export, and dating to around 1900, the beautiful blue green/teal finish appears to be original to the piece (the surface is typical of flaking paint having been scraped off to leave the stable paint in place, then lacquered to fix). Both chairs are in excellent, original, unrestored condition. These chairs were constructed by highly skilled craftsmen, using complex systems of joining only, avoiding the use of any glue or nails, there is no evidence of later restoration.

Known in China as Officials Hat chairs and more commonly in the west as Yoke Back chairs (in both cases because of the shape of the top rail), these make amazing Hall, bedroom or side chairs.

117 cm x 63.5 cm

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  • H: 117cm (46.06in)
  • W: 63.5cm (25.00in)


circa 1900

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.


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