The present armchair is unusual in that it is significantly lower and wider than a standard Qing dynasty armchair, and more closely resembles a small throne. This type of variation appears more frequently on furniture of the late Ming dynasty, as evidenced by two armchairs in the Palace Museum, illustrated in Ming Qing Guting Jiaju Da Guan, Beijing, 2006, nos. 71 and 73. However, the decoration found on the present chair is more typical of mid-late Qing dynasty style. Compare the closely related decoration seen on the splat of a middle Qing dynasty zitan armchair, illustrated ibid., no. 88. Note the similarity in carving and subject matter, with a bat suspending a tasseled chime, a design repeated frequently on furniture throughout the Qing dynasty.