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Imperial Rector’s Chair

The Imperial Rector’s Chair, also called Taishi Chair or Grandfather Chair, is a kind of chair with straight back and arms. They are large in size and usually placed in pairs with a tea table in between the two chairs.

The chair appeared in the Song Dynasty (960–1279). It was said that it was presented as a gift to Qin Hui (1090–1155), the prime minister and imperial rector and then it was given the name of the Imperial Rector’s Chair. Read the rest of this entry »

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