Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wedding Chairs from The Qing Dynasty

Let's go to China! J/K! LOL! Actually I'll just show you what we bought for Sightseeing, Events and Shopping Sat. My daughter was here this week and I didn't have time to search for travel pictures.

But I hope you enjoy our purchase.

Last Saturday, John and I went to the store to add more items to my booth. Then, we thought we should stop by the antique shop that belongs to one of his patients to say goodbye because we know he is moving to New Orleans. The store is in the same street as my shop. Sad to say, his business partner was found dead in the store a few weeks ago. When we got there, they were already packing. We walked around to see if there was anything we could not do without. He has a lot of very old Asian antiques that are very expensive so I did not think we would buy anything. But John spotted these 2 wedding chairs. He thought they were bar stools.
The store owner said they are from the Qing Dynasty and they were used during a wedding ceremony, for the bride and groom to sit on. He said if we like them, he would give them to us for $500. They were in good shape and we thought that was a fair price so we bought them. It would save them from having to move them too.

It's funny cause we don't have any more room at home and we certainly do not need any more furniture but I can always manage to find a place for something I like. I placed them in front of the window of the wet bar in the family room. After all, hubby thought they were bar stools, lol.

I love the details of the wood carvings. I am not sure what type of wood it is, could be teak or
maybe rose wood.

I love the patina.








Isn't the patina just wonderful?

Call me crazy but I actually like the fact that the seats are faded.

I tried placing an Asian pillow on them but I think I like them better plain and without a pillow.

Do you see them? They are in front of the wet bar window. Hopefully your eyes would be drawn to them instead of the treadmill, lol!

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18 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, Christine, they are perfect for your place, and that little red pillow is just right!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, wow! These chairs are wonderful. What a treasure you found. Your home must be huge inside to hold all of the wondrous things you find!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline said...

Christine, you are one lucky girl lately! You may not know, but you just were announced as the winner of the Kitchenaid at Foodie Friday! Thought you would love to hear that!

Gorgeous chairs, how fun are they? I love them and all of the wonderful details!

Kimberly said...

very nice!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Christine
Your chairs are incredible! very unique and interesting..
Your home looks beautiful..would love to see more of it !!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog
xx
Bunny

Kathleen said...

You didn't even bargain with him? I would have had to!!
Congrats on winning the mixer. You can put it on the new stools! :) I bet you have one already!

lvroftiques said...

Christine they're really cool! I don't know anything about asian antiques but I'd guess you got a very good deal. I think they work great there! But girl you're not gonna notice them instead of that treadmill.....sorry! *winks* I hope you had a wonderful visit with your daughter. Vanna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, they are works of art! Absolutely gorgeous! What a find. I'm so glad you're linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those are some really beautiful chairs! Wow! Thanks for joining JFF this week! hugs, Linda

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Christine~ They are beautiful! I love the patina on them too and they look lovely in their new spots! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

They are very pretty Christine and they have such a neat history too!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Sue said...

Christine, you DO find the most interesting things! The carvings on those historical chairs are so intricate and lovely. Cracked me up to hear John thought they were "bar stools." :-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Very unique. I love unusual pieces. ~~Sherry~~

Donnie said...

They really look lovely there.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What gorgeous chairs! I love the carvings and patina.

~ Tracy

Dolores said...

Yes, lovely patina and carvings.....looks like you have the perfect spot for these unique and lovely chairs.

Sherry said...

Christine,
I love these chairs. They are beautiful and they have such a neat history. I have some oriental things I picked up in Hawaii. I loved all of the beautiful carved pieces I saw there. Thanks for linking this up!
Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Those are really interesting...I've never seen anything like them and they are so old, yet in such good shape. You may need to add on a room!

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