developing Ming Dynasty armchair / 明朝の椅子を開発中です

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Ming Dynasty armchair
Designer unknown / 17th century
Huali wood

A typical chair from Ming Dynasty China, made for high ranking officials to travel the country with.  It was not glued, but assembled with mortise and tenon joints fixed by small wedges. This allows for movement in varying climates and it can rapidly be taken apart to pack for travel.

 


明朝の肘掛け椅子
17世紀
黄檀(Huali)と呼ばれる堅木の一種

明の時代に中国を治めるためにあちこち旅をした高官たちが使った家具として知られています。広大な中国のさまざまな気候に応じて膨張や収縮する木を調整し、ノックダウンして持ち運ぶために、部材を接着しないでほぞとほぞ穴で組み立てた軽量ながらエレガントな椅子です。

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We refer an exhibited model at Victoria & Albert Museum for the development of this model.  The above images are from their collection archive.

この模型の開発にあたって参考にしたのは、ロンドンのヴィクトリア&アルバート美術館の家具ギャラリーに展示されている椅で、上記写真もV&Aアーカイブからのものです。

 

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