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Antique Chinese Scholar/Governor wooden chair with deer and cherry blossoms accents.
Chinese Antique Scholar Governor armchair


 
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Our Price: $640.00
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Availability:: Local pick up only due to the size, zip 98684
Product Code: LARGE22
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Beautiful Antique Chinese Scholar or Governor's chair. Very solid wooden structure in an enchanting design. Elaborate backrest carving with additional details.
Beautiful carved Deer decoration with cherry blossoms and carved lettering. Remains of previous paints makes this chair even more interesting in appearance.
This chair measure 46" tall, 26" long, 19" wide. The seat is 21" off the ground.

From what I had found on the web about Chinese symbols meanings, from Primal Tech website:

Deer are among the most frequently seen animals on charms. The Chinese character for deer is 鹿 which is pronounced lu. The Chinese character 禄, which refers to the salary a government official receives, is also pronounced lu. A picture of a deer is therefore expressing a wish for a top government office with a high salary.
The Chinese believe the deer lives to a very great age and, as a result, has become a symbol for long life.
The deer is traditionally believed to be the only animal able to find the magical
lingzhi fungus of immortality.
The deer is often seen by the side of
Shou, the God of Longevity.
The deer often is used as a verbal pun to refer to the
God of Prosperity which has the same pronunciation (lu).
The deer as a symbol used on charms may be seen at the following:
Men Plow, Women Weave, Eight Treasures, and Auspicious Inscriptions.
Maybe this chair had belong to someone that had achieved his dreams and wishes.

Local pickup only (zip 98684) due to the size. I am willing to work on shipping. Please ask questions before the purchase as it will be an additional shipping charge.

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