Here we have a gorgeous pair of antique Qing Dynasty chairs made of what we were told is Haunghauli wood each with a backrest with a carved medallion. I love the beveled carving on each side between the legs.
I had an Asian appraiser look at it and he informed me they were 200-250 years old and were made of Haunghauli wood and should be refinished to bring out the wood. I guess refinishing doesn't affect the value in Chinese furniture. They are solid and structurally sound for their age with some shrinkage from age but overall very nice and some of the curvy side support bars on the arms have been glued in because of age related shrinkage and it's all pegged- no nails. Not bad for sitting in just as they are. If you had a cushion, they would be very comfortable.
They measure about 38" tall x 23.5" at their widest (the arm rest) and about 17.5" deep. No major splits or repairs other than the wood glue on a couple arm supports.
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