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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GOOD PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' 'OFFICIAL'S HAT' ARMCHAIRS
QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
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119

PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GOOD PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' 'OFFICIAL'S HAT' ARMCHAIRS
QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
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A GOOD PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' 'OFFICIAL'S HAT' ARMCHAIRS
QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
each with round yokeback toprail supported on slender round stiles extending to the back legs, the bulging armrests supported on serpentine side posts and 'goose-neck' front posts, the S-curved backsplat above the rectangular seat set with soft mat, the feet joined by stretchers and a footrest above humpback aprons, the front legs with a humpback apron carved with foliage
Quantity: 2
117 by 60 by 46.5 cm, 46 by 23 1/2  by 18 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Also known as nanguanmaoyi (southern official's hat chair), this pair of armchairs is notable for its undulating silhouette of the crestrail, which is effectively echoed by the out-curved armrests and reinforced by the foliate scrolls along the front apron.

See a smaller chair of this type, but carved with a central foliate medallion on the backsplat, illustrated in Sarah Handler, Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture, Berkeley, 2004, p. 118; and another, sold at Christie’s London, 15th May 2018, lot 311. Further related examples were sold in our New York rooms, including two chairs rendered with plain aprons, the first from the collection of The Reverend Richard Fabian, 15th March 2016, lot 13, and the other, 12th September 2018, lot 290; and a pair, decorated with a shou medallion on the backsplat, attributed to the 17th/18th century, sold 16th March 2006, lot 280.

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