Armchair, one of a pair with F1989.59

Jichimu (Ormosia hosiei) armchair with curved members and projecting crest rail and handgrips (sichutou guanmaoyi). Back splat paneled with burl (probably yingmu) in three sections with a design of a round aperture in the top panel and a round-cornered rectangular opening in the bottom panel. The chair has a footrest in front and the legs are joined by rectangular stretchers near the base. Woven reed seat on top of a hard panel. One of a pair with F1989.59.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Medium
Wood: Jichimu (Ormosis hosiei), burlwood; woven reed seat
Dimensions
H x W x D: 108 x 56 x 44 cm (42 1/2 x 22 1/16 x 17 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Lutkins
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1990.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Furniture and Furnishing
Type

Armchair

Keywords
China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1990
Mr. LaRue Lutkins, Sterling, Virginia. [1]

From 1990
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Lutkins, Sterling, Virginia. [2]

Notes:

[1] Purchased by the donor at a Beijing furniture market sometime just prior to World War II. See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. LaRue Lutkins

Description

Jichimu (Ormosia hosiei) armchair with curved members and projecting crest rail and handgrips (sichutou guanmaoyi). Back splat paneled with burl (probably yingmu) in three sections with a design of a round aperture in the top panel and a round-cornered rectangular opening in the bottom panel. The chair has a footrest in front and the legs are joined by rectangular stretchers near the base. Woven reed seat on top of a hard panel. One of a pair with F1989.59.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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