Red Lacquer Hide Pillow

c. 1850
$1,280 USD
Make an Offer
W: 10.5" D: 4.5" H: 9.0"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

Dated to the late 19th century, this fine Chinese headrest is hand-crafted of lacquered hide atop an elongated bamboo frame. Used while sleeping like a modern pillow, the headrest has a pliable design that enabled contour comfort - quite luxurious for the time. Brushed atop an under layer of black lacquer, the bright cinnabar red lacquer finish has worn gently from years of use for a richly worn finish with subtle crazing. Brushed with gold pigments, each end is decorated with stylized flowers and accompanying poetry.

Minor restoration to splits along seams.

From the collection of Frances and Gary Comer.

Additional Dimensions:
Pillow: 10.5"W x 4.5"D x 4.5"H
Mount Plate: 10"W x 4"D

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Mick de Giulio | de Giulio kitchen design

“I love working with PAGODA RED. When I’m looking for something distinctive for one of my clients, I can be sure I’ll find it there. Betsy has an incredible eye for the beautiful and unique and she continues to offer one of the best collections of Chinese furniture and decorative art.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces