Chair strip with phoenixes


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In a traditional Chinese reception hall, chairs for the hosts are set in pairs on either side of a central table and are covered with textiles that are not adhered directly onto the furniture. Made with velvet, the textiles provide not only comfort but also a pleasing aesthetic due to their shine and elegance. Here, the motif of phoenixes among peonies symbolizes noble women, making these pieces suitable for use in a lady’s quarters.

Chair strip with phoenixes, Cut and voided silk velvet, China

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