Red Lacquer Hide Pillow

c. 1850
$2,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 14.5" D: 4.0" H: 8.5"
Materials
Hide
Paint
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CFC528A
Estimated Shipping
$75

Dated to the mid-19th century, this extraordinary Chinese headrest was hand-crafted of lacquered hide and painted with delicate floral motifs. Used while sleeping like a modern pillow, the headrest has a pliable design that enabled contour comfort - quite luxurious for the time. The front and back of the pillow have considerable wear, a testament to its age and use. Elevated by a custom steel mount, the rare headrest becomes a storied work of sculpture.

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