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Catalog Number X998.1.1
Object Name Chair, Side
Description High backed, elaborately turned wood chairs. Dark stained finish. Upholstered back and seat were hand embroidered with chinese pictures and symbols.
Back panel feeatures an oriental female figure in long, flowing robes. The seat features a circle with 4 symbols that mean (clockwise from top) Longevity, wealth and honour. The rest of the seat feautures symbols (including the swastika) in brown, yellow, and pink. The swastika symbol originally meant "lucky or auspicious object". There are 4 ying yangs in yellow and red velvet around the base of the seat as well as the back of the chair.
The needlepoint was created by Ernie Barlett (Concession 4, Lot 7) (NW corner of Salem Road) while Ernie was in a Japenese Prisoner of War Camp for 3 years during WW2.
Dimensions H-111 W-48.5 D-46 cm
Collection Core Collection
Material Wood/Thread/Fabric