Yesterday’s blog was all about a folding Chinese that keeps showing up live and in print. I showed a picture from Ole Wancher’s 1966 book The Art of Furniture. (Ole Wanscher (1903 to 1983)  to repeat, was a renowned Danish furniture designer and author of several books on furniture and design.) This be that picture:


Another look.

My Danish language copy of Møbeltyper (Furniture Types  – 1932) arrived. Also by Ole Wanscher. On page 15 you find the 1932 version of the chair:


Folding chair of unvarnished wood with fittings of enamel inlaid silver. China. Qing Dynasty (1735-99) . Maurice Dupont: The Furniture of China.

The Chinese chair has been iconic for quite a while.