Today's Topic:Chinese Chairs History And Collection Tips -- -- Part 1 By very famouse Antiques & Furniture speciallist Ma weidu (We did quite some edition and translation)
What kind of chair did Chinese absolute controller-the country's emperor sit?
What kind of seats did ordinary people sit?
Which one is most recognized best?
Enjoy Mr. Ma weidu and his friend some interesting successful and failure stories.
It's called treasure seat(Baozuo). It's very big like a bed. Bed is very important in traditional Chinese daily life. The host also meets visitors on bed. So the treasure seat is like a bed in shape. You can not rely on anything for this kind of seat. It's not really comfortable to sit on it the whole day to do daily work. If in case you go to Summer Palace you can see it. You would prefer sit on sofa to do office work or watch TV.
Why don't the emperor use comfortable chair?
Emperor Qianlong sitting on the treasure seat(Baozuo)
Beds place an import role in China daily life. You can see that these officials site on day beds(as chairs) to have a meeting and event.
Popular Chair & Stool Styles
Here's a drum stool. The lady sitting on the stool with her child playing together.
Some info on next part:
Do you know the name of the chair with red circle on the following picutres? Mr. Ma will tell you and it's story.
This is part of a famous antique painting called "Supper Picture of Han Xizai. Do you know what kind of chair is he sitting? What function is it? You will get answer next time?
Today is Chinese Festival. of Lanterns. Also call 2nd Chinese Spring Festival. Wish all of you a good holiday!
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