CLASSICAL CHINESE FURNITURE FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION | 歐洲私人明清家具珍藏
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
CLASSICAL CHINESE FURNITURE FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR, QUANYI
QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
with a curving toprail sloping down to arms supported on serpentine side posts and terminating in a curved hook beyond corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped panel enclosing dragons, the back corner posts continuing below the rectangular frame, to back legs joined by stretchers, the front legs with a cusped arching apron, with mat seat
99 by 66 by 68 cm, 39 by 26 by 26⅞ in.
There is a split to the top rail, the soft seat has been replaced by a hard mat seat, the trimming strips have been replaced, the front and side aprons have been replaced. Light overall wear and scattered stains to the surface.
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Purchased from Hei Hung-Lu, Hong Kong, late 1980s/early 1990s.