Qing-Style Armchair

The Qing-style chair appears as a large stool with separate railings attached above, differing from integrated construction of the traditional chair with arm and back posts continuous with the legs  below. Many have no back inclination, but are rather perpendicular and straight without any vertical splay. The railings are often decorated with angular scrolling and/or carved decoration. Contrasted to the sculpted ease of the earlier classical forms, these chairs have a stiff, formal appearance.