Provincial Wooden Headrest

c. 1900
$288 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.25" D: 2.0" H: 4.25"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CJKA026B
Estimated Shipping
$20

Made of Chinese northern elmwood, this smooth block of wood was once used by an upper-class woman as a headrest. The soft curve and height of the block not only supported her head and neck at rest, it also helped to preserve her intricate hairstyle. Rustic and conversation-sparking, the headrest displays well on a bookcase, desk or side table.

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Headrests

Headrests and neck pillows have been used since ancient times to keep the head elevated while sleeping and hold the body in a comfortable position. Whether functional or purely decorative, such headrests were crafted from a variety of materials and were often decorated with elaborate patterns or symbolic motifs.

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