Lot 137
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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND LARGE HUANGHUALI YOKE-BACK ARMCHAIR, CHANYI LATE MING DYNASTY |

Estimate
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
Sold
19,375,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

constructed with a fluidly shaped top rail with the centre serving as a headrest and flanked by flaring ends, the plain back splat tongue-and-grooved into the underside of the top rail and back member of the seat frame, the round stiles tennoned into the top rail and passing through the seat and becoming the legs, the elongated S-shaped arms mortised and tennoned into the stiles and similarly S-shaped front posts with small shaped spandrels tongue-and-grooved to the underside of the arms where they meet the posts, the seat of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides, all above a plain straight apron, the side and back aprons similarly constructed, the legs joined by a footrail in front with a plain apron beneath, the sides and back with stretchers
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