Chinese Wedding Sedan Chair Circa 1880

AGE: – Circa 1880s
HEIGHT: – More than 2 metres, Panels separate pieces
WIDTH:– 78cm
DEPTH: – 109cm from front to back
WEIGHT:– Very Heavy

Decorative Chinese Wedding Sedan Chair Circa 1880 decorated with figures depicting scenes from daily life. Originally called “Jiaoyu” (meaning shoulder carriage in Chinese). A sedan chair such as this was used before the introduction of modern vehicles to carry the bride to the home of the groom for the wedding ceremony.

Traditionally the groom bearing gifts to the bride’s home would lead the procession from the bride’s home accompanied by attendants and musicians to the sounds of drums, gongs, firecrackers, and other loud musical instruments. The groom customarily would be accompanied by a child as a good omen, hopeful that his bride will bear many sons during their marriage.
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Chinese Wedding Sedan Chair Circa1880
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Front door of Chinese sedan chair
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