Chairs are status symbols which display the prestige of the owner. They firstly perform a presentation role then serve as seating instruments. Chinese chairs encourage sitting upright, yet have built-in support for the spine, back and shoulders and a footrest for comfort. The leg structure under the seat is tapered for maximum sturdiness. These characteristics combined with design artistry evolved over centuries and make chairs an icon of Chinese culture.
In our modern homes chairs are an adaptable piece for alternative seating. They also make a stunning interior display to add life and style to a room. You can see more in our Canberra antiques gallery.