This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A Chinese Export ‘Brighton Pavilion’ bamboo adjustable day bed, possibly Canton, decorated throughout with pierced geometric and foliate motifs, the angle adjustable back rest above a caned rectangular seat flanked by armrests, the base incorporating pull out foot rest, the seat and footrest panels decorated in black penwork with oriental motifs including a central roundel with floral trellis and celestial bats in the corners. Chinese, circa 1815.


Footnote:  This day bed is very similar to a suite of seat furniture present in the Long Gallery of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, see Frances Collard, ‘Regency Furniture’, Antique Collectors Club, 1985, page 202.

An identical chair is shown on page 257 plate no 139 in The China Trade by Carl  L Crossman.


Height 34 inches Width 27inches Open Length 72in