The elegant lotus scroll on the apron and the graceful upturned leaf-form feet found on the present throne are closely related to that found on another zitan throne in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Ming Qing Guting Jiaju Da Guan, Beijing, 2006, pl. 56, where it is dated to the middle Qing dynasty. Like the Palace example, the present throne would likely have been set into a base stretcher for additional support. It is also interesting to compare the similarity between the painted and gilded dragons on the exterior rails of the present throne with those found on an Imperial throne in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, illustrated by R. Jacobsen and N. Grindley, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1999, no. 20.