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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CONTINUOUS YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS (NANGUANMAOYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CONTINUOUS YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS (NANGUANMAOYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CONTINUOUS YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS (NANGUANMAOYI)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
each with an arched crest rail and supported on curved rear posts of round section which continue through the frame to form the back legs, the C-curved splat framing three panels divided by horizontal members, the top section inset with a panel carved in openwork with a beaded cloud-shaped design above the framed rectangular central panel, and the lower panel enclosing an inset beaded apron, the serpentine arm rails supported on the straight stiles and pipe-joined to the S-shaped front posts, above the rectangular frame enclosing a soft mat seat supported by a pair of bowed transverse stretchers, the legs joined by stepped stretchers (2)
Height 41 in., 104 cm; Width 23 1/4  in., 59 cm; Depth 19 3/8  in., 49.2. cm 
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Provenance

Christie's New York, 23rd March 1995, lot 315.

Catalogue Note

The continuous yokeback armchair is considered one of the classic forms originating in the Ming dynasty.  No dated examples are known but two miniature examples of the type were excavated from the tomb of Pan Yunzheng (1589).  The flowing lines are less imposing than the extended rail type conveying a bit more informality. The popularity of the form ensured its production in varying forms through the late Ming and throughout most of the Qing dynasty. A similar pair with square members was sold Christie's Hong Kong, 1st December 2009, lot 1933.

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