Not only in a blue mood but also in a Chinese design mood…
Via Antique Spider [ed:discontinues since posting] I found this traditional Chinese Wedding Chair.
The bride was taken to her husband’s home sitting on the chair right after the wedding celebrations. It was tradition. Her feet were bound as was the custom.
See also this painting.
On 8 September 2009 at a London, South Kensington auction this fine sofa fetched Â£1,000 ($1,643) including buyer’s premium.
Two brothers, Matthieu (1815-1889) and Willem Horrix (1816-1881) started to build their furniture manufacturing company, Meubelenfabriek Anna Palowna, in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 1850. The company was closed in 1890 after Matthieu died. Matthieu was the designer of the two. They had their training in the family business and in Paris. One of their famous chairs, a royal throne used at the coronation of William III as King of The Netherlands belongs to the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
I found this Horrix sofa photo somewhere on the Internet. Ah I now see the photo is probably from the The Hague Notary Public Auction House (Venduhuis der Notarissen) where two of these canapes were sold for Euro 800.- and Euro 900.- respectively in May 2007.
Two Horrix chairs can be found in the Delft Technical University Chair Collection (Architecture School TU Delft) .
Although my primary interest is with late 19th and 20th century chairs, I see occasionally older chairs that would go well with a modern interior like these four George II Walnut Hall Chairs. Sold by Christie’s today in a Kensington sale for Â£4,000 ($6,476) including buyer’s premium.
Chinese Imperial Dragon Armchairs at Christie's
Estimate HK$6,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 ($777,759 – $1,037,012)
the imperial sale important chinese ceramics and works of art
27 May 2009, Hong Kong, Convention Hall