Rare Qing Dynasty Circa 1860 Heavy Hand Carved Elephant Chair Japanese Chinese
A really rare and expertly hand carved piece, the detail is never ending and of the highest standard, there are many variations of these chairs with dragons on, this is the only one of its kind to have Elephants that I have ever seen and I have thoroughly searched the internet. The dragon versions were being made up until the 1950s but by that time they were much simpler and without the level of detail that this chair has, this is one of the very early ones from around 1860, certainly a custom commission for someone of great importance. This one is an all singing all dancing fully head to toe carved piece, it looks absolutely stunning from every angle and is actually quite comfortable to sit in, the timber is as solid as it comes and around three times heavier than other equivalents. The condition is very good, we have fully restored it to include replacing all missing carvings, the frame has been restored and is now very solid, we have also deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished it from top to bottom, the timber has a nice used patina. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will usually require some help on the larger items to unload, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "RARE QING DYNASTY CIRCA 1860 HEAVY HAND CARVED ELEPHANT CHAIR JAPANESE CHINESE" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Chairs".
The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Product: Furniture
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: HARDWOOD
- Features: Antique
- Sub-Type: 1
- Original/Repro: Original
- Chinese Dynasty: Xia (2070-1600 BC)