Asian Dragon Throne Chair

zmooseNovember 22, 2012

My father purchased this at an auction over 30 years ago. I'm told its part of a King/Queen set. If I recall this is the "Queen" chair.

Anyone have details on what exactly this is and how much it may be worth today?

Thanks

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    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:29AM
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cyn427

I don't know, but it is very cool and I think it would be great fun to have. I am responding to bump this, so someone who knows will see it!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:35PM
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lazy_gardens

Interesting chair.

I'm puzzled by the wings, because Asian dragons are typically legged but wingless, with a few exceptions: Antaboga", a dragon deity from Java that is sometimes shown with wings but always legless and the Chinese "Yinglong" (oddly, their "Feilong" flies but has no wings)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinglong

I think they are "shishi" (foo dogs) because of the 4 legs and pearl in the mouth

Shishi chairs:
https://secure.skinnerinc.com/asp/fullcataloguese.asp?salelot=2149+++++677+&refno=++459166

Value? Who knows? It all depends on the market where you are selling them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Info on

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:50PM
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