A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair 19th century

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Lot 44
A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair
19th century

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair
19th century
Of rectangular form surmounted by a pagoda-like roof with five wood carvings of Immortals and dragons, the front with double-doors divided into three panels each, the top panels with a carved gilt six-character inscription on a green background and surrounded by flowering branches and birds, the mid and lower panels with flying phoenixes, double-happiness characters, storks and blossoming prunus trees, the sides painted in the lower section with garden scenes, the upper section with painted glass panels depicting Immortals and court ladies (flaking to painting on glass panels)
195cm (77in) high. ((3).).

Footnotes

  • The six-character inscription on the right door 'lai nian zao sheng gui zi' may be translated as 'may you soon give birth to a male heir'.
A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair 19th century
A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair 19th century
A rare and large Chinese bridal sedan chair 19th century
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