Lot 581
  • 581

A PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' CONTINUOUS YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 USD
Sold
396,500 USD
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Description

each with an elegantly arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the slightly backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, and a book-matched well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the yoke and into the back rail of the seat frame, the serpentine arms pipe-jointed to shaped front posts, the rectangular seat frame, with molded edge, enclosing a soft-mat seat supported underneath by a pair of bowed stretchers, the legs joined at the top by front and side humpback stretchers with cylindrical struts and a plain spandreled apron at the back, and over the feet a shaped footrest in front and by oval section stretchers on the sides and back (2)
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