Compare a similar stool illustrated in Wang Shixiang, Classic Chinese Furniture, London, 1986, pl. 31; one carved with chilong on the upper members, illustrated in Karen Mazurkewich, Chinese Furniture. A Guide to Collecting Antiques, Rutland, 2006, pl. 154; another from the collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, sold at Christie’s New York, 17th March 2015, lot 40; a stool, carved with a floral scroll and lacking the lozenge pattern on the foot rest, in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, illustrated in Robert D. Jacobsen, Classical Chinese Furniture, Minneapolis, 1999, pl. 1; another published in Grace Wu, The Best of the MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture, Beijing, 2017, vol. 2, p. 292; and a slightly larger example, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29th November 2012, lot 2008. See also a slightly smaller and undecorated stool, from the collection of Dr S.Y. Yip, sold in these rooms, 7th October 2015, lot 131.
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