A pair of southern official's hat chairs. Shanxi province, Linfen district. Elm with the original brown-purplish lacquer. Dim.: LxDxH 54,5x42,5x54/107 cm. The flowershape motive carved in the the backrest is typical for the late 18th century. The small ornaments that adorned the corners between the seat and the backrest are lost. Little dammage on an apron at the front of one of the chairs. Further in good condition, yet unrestaured, with a nice patina.