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Couch

Period:
late Ming (1368–1644) or early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Wood (huanghuali, or Dalbergia odorifera)
Dimensions:
H. 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm); W. 80 3/4 in. (205.1 cm); D. 44 7/8 in. (114 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.193.6a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 218
In warm weather, one would sit on the rattan mat with legs either crossed or pendant. In cold weather, quilts and cushions were added for comfort.
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