Metamorphic Chinese Chair and Library Steps

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Metamorphic Chinese Chair and Library Steps

3,600.00

A beautifully made chair which converts into library steps, also known as a metamorphic chair, in solid teak with a tufted leather seat. This example of dual use furniture, after an English Regency example, dates to circa 1910 and is Chinese, in solid teak with a wonderfully worn black leather button tufted seat. It exhibits the minimalist elegance of Chinese furniture design, combined with the mechanical ingenuity of English furniture from the mid-18th and early 19th centuries. We think the beautiful line of the chair's back is reminiscent of Hans Wegner's designs (or perhaps he was looking at Chinese furniture like this?). The steps, unlike other examples we have seen, are extremely solid, owing to the strength of the hardwood and the quality of this chair's construction.

Height: 35 1/8"     Width: 21"     Depth: 23"     Seat Height: 17 3/8"

$3600

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