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

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011 Ming armchair, 17th c., News & greetings

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.





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



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