Lot 107
  • 107

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CONTINUOUS HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI LATE MING DYNASTY |

Estimate
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
Sold
6,895,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

each well proportioned, the arm beginning and ending in returning knobs, the 'S'-curved back splat carved with a ruyi-shaped medallion enclosing a pair of stylised chilong and tongue-and-grooved into the underside of the horseshoe arm and the back member of the seat frame, the stiles and posts tennoned into the horseshoe-shaped arm and passing through the seat frame to become the legs, a pair of small shaped spandrels tongue-and-grooved into the posts and underside of the arm, the seat frame of mitre, mortise and tenon construction, gently curving and ending in a narrow flat band, the shaped beaded-edged front apron decorated with scrollwork and framed by the seat frame, legs and footrest, the side aprons similarly shaped, the back apron similarly cusped but undecorated, the legs joined in front by a shaped footrest and on the sides and back by square stretchers with rounded outer edges, the footrest and side stretchers with plain aprons below
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