Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage Chinese X Chairs

In Furniture > Chairs > Show & Tell and Asian > Chinese Antiques > Show & Tell.
Asian Antiques1078 of 3442Japanese samurai swordMystery Rings
5
Love it
0
Like it

Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
tom61375tom61375 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 11 months ago

Email

seabee7
(1 item)

I have 4 of these chairs with a matching small barrel table. All are heavily carved solid wood. A family member stationed in the Far East brought them back from China in the 70s. Can anyone tell me more?

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    Never seen them marketed as Chinie, but this was considered Egyptian style & popular in the 60's. They were made of good hardwood & comfortable if curved right.
  2. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    Wow, never seen any from China. Can you post some photos of the whole set, I would love to see the barrel table? I'm a sucker for this design! Love it!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
    Tom, I saw one of these not long ago & thought about buying. The ones with the right curves are very comfortable & might be nice for my gallery(porch) area where we eat usually. These are still not uncommon on the European market.
  4. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    I have a marble chess set with this style chairs & stand for the chess set. It was made in Italy back in 70's, but I bought in Germany. The barrel table listed, leaves me curious. =)
  5. vintagehome, 11 months ago
    Your chair looks like a Savonarola chair which was named after a Dominican monk named Girolamo Savonarola who fought the Florentine Medici family. You might want to try searching either the Met or the Victoria and Albert museums websites. Both museums have a large furniture collections. Good luck!
  6. seabee7, 11 months ago
    Thanks for the comments. These are definitely Chinese - came from China and have dragons and oriental iconic carvings. Will check the museums - great tip.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.