A rare Chinese export red laquered armchair, the top rail aboive vase shaped splats, and a caned drop in seat. Standing on four legs, united by a turned stretcher with the front leg terminating in a ball and claw foot above a carved shell. The chair decorated throughout with floral motifs.
Shiploads of commercial goods were bought to England from China by traders in the 17th and 18th Centurues. At this time the items were facinatingly novel, and artistic and a expensive preserve of the wealthy. This striking corner chair would be one such example.