The chair as a piece of furniture was first created by the ancient Chinese people and remained a major form until modern times. The variety of Chinese chairs as well as other Asian furniture continues to remain a deciding factor in the selection of the theme of house interiors and remains a topic of interest for many furniture enthusiasts. Bidsquare’s authentic antique Chinese chairs for sale attract a wide spectrum of designers and art collectors alike as they browse through the listings for a single antique chair or for chair sets of historic significance. The age, condition, and provenance are the major determining factors of the desirability and value of these antique Chinese chairs.
Classical Chinese Chairs that remain popular in modern times began to appear from the late 14th century to the early 20th century during the Ming and Qing dynasties, known as the golden era of classic Chinese chairs and other furniture. The unique characteristics of these chairs, known as the Queen Anne Chairs, the chrome chairs, or the official hat chair are their grand appearances with vast and square-shaped seats, some of which have curves and arm rails on them. In addition to being very stable and firm, these chairs use tenon and mortise technology and prevent nail damage on the wood.
Chinese chairs are often made from rare, exotic, or even extinct hard and softwoods as well as bamboo and lacquer. These chairs can range from elaborately carved and inlaid pieces to simple rustic plain pieces devoid of ornamentation. Prices could differ substantially for a piece from another similar-looking piece from the same period but in different material. Aside from their durability and stable condition, Chinese chairs give elegant vibes, adding a sense of balance and stability in the home space.