MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
FOR HIGH RANKING LADY
In the case of the Orient
these litters were the
precursor to the Rickshaw which were developed in
the 1930s for the developing middle classes rather than
these lovely panaquins that were for Lords and Ladies
and not the Hoy Paloy.
This one consists of the litter section, that is
carried by the peasants, sitting on its original
two wheel cart base used to tranport the litter
long distances when the litter was not.
This Chinese example was
made in the late 1800s
and exported to Sydney from Beijing in the 1970s
before the imbargo of exporting antiques from China was established.
It is in good but weathered
condition as would be expected.
A fabulous reminder of
human social history and and a great talking point.
Who doesn't need a genuine Chinese palanquin?
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