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The forms of Chinese furniture evolved along three distinct lineages which dates back to BC,  based on frame and panel , yoke and rack based on post and rail seen in architecture and bamboo construction techniques. Chinese home furniture evolved independently of Western furniture into many similar forms including chairs, tables, stools, cupboards, cabinets, beds and sofas. Until about the 10th century CE the Chinese sat on mats or low platforms using low tables, in typical Asian style, but then gradually moved to using high tables with chairs. Chinese furniture is mostly in plain polished wood, but from at least the Song dynasty the most luxurious pieces often used lacquer to cover the whole or parts of the visible areas. All the various sub-techniques of Chinese lacquerware can be found on furniture, and become increasingly affordable down the social scale, and so widely used, from about the Ming dynasty onwards. Carved lacquer furniture was at first only affordable by the imperial family or the extremely rich, but by the 19th century was merely very expensive, and mostly found in smaller pieces or as decorated areas on larger ones.
Chinese and ottoman stools are an incredibly versatile furniture piece. Not only can they be used as a stool or decorative object, but you can also use them as a small side table. And some even come with storage compartments. Discover our collection!
A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic. Pair of Chinese Two Person Benches, circa Pair of Chinese Tea Shop Benches, circa