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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY PILTZ KRAMER, HONOLULU, HAWAII

A PAIR OF HONGMU HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS (QUANYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
25,00035,000
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187

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY PILTZ KRAMER, HONOLULU, HAWAII

A PAIR OF HONGMU HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS (QUANYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF HONGMU HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS (QUANYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
each with a well-rounded crestrail comprised of three scarf-joined members and set on straight back posts and S-shaped front and side posts, a shaped spandrel beneath each elegantly outscrolled and rounded terminal, with a rectangular splat flanked by integral graduating flanges and enclosing a carved circular medallion of a frontal dragon rising from waves, the post continuing through the hardwood seat frame forming the legs of circular sections secured by plain beaded aprons and four stretchers of ascending height, a single transverse section underneath  (2)
Height 38 1/2  in., 98 cm; Width 26 in., 66 cm; Depth 22 in., 56 cm
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Provenance

Alice Boney, Hong Kong.

Exhibited

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, 1982, no. 45.

Literature

R.H. Ellsworth, Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Catalogue, 1982, no.p. 65, no. 45.

Catalogue Note

A similar pair of armchairs with hardwood seats but a more ornate back splat is illustrated in Gems of Beiing Cultural Relics Series, Furniture, Beijing, 1999, no. 457.

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