Detail View: The AMICA Library: Pair of armchairs with continuous yoke backs

AMICA ID: 
MIA_.91.69.1
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Name-CRT: 
artist unknown
Title: 
Pair of armchairs with continuous yoke backs
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
about 1600
Creation Start Date: 
1580
Creation End Date: 
1620
Materials and Techniques: 
huang hua-li hardwood, cane
Classification Term: 
Furniture
Dimensions: 
H.44-1/2 x W.23-1/4 x D.17-1/2 in.
Component Measured: 
each
Measurement Unit: 
in
AMICA Contributor: 
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 
91.69.1
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Rights: 
Context: 

The elegant proportions and fluid lines of these chairs result from the slender members used and the crest rail and armrests which turn continuously into their respective front and rear posts. The rounded right angle joints, commonly translated as "pipe joints," are however, inherently weak and these chairs show evidence of once having had their corner joints strengthened with metal reinforcements.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MIA_.5671c.tif