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A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th century 十七世紀 黃花梨圈椅

Property from a Hong Kong private collection 香港私人收藏

A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th century 十七世紀 黃花梨圈椅

A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th century 十七世紀 黃花梨圈椅

Property from a Hong Kong private collection 香港私人收藏

A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi,

17th century

十七世紀 黃花梨圈椅


68.9 by 58.5 by 101.9 cm

There are two repaired breaks to the uppermost scarf joins of the crest rail with parts of the rail later replacements. One back posts with a small repaired split. It is possible that both S-form side posts are replaced. The back apron as well as the front and side lower aprons have all been replaced.

椅圈之其中一月牙扶手為後換;後退上節有修;聯幫棍或為後換;後牙子以及腳踏下以及兩側牙條為後換。


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Please note that this lot contains endangered species. It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain any export or import licences and/or similar documentation that may be required. 請注意此拍品含有黃花梨。買家須負責取得任何有關之進出口許可證。
Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong.
Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2013, lot 207.

少勵畫廊,香港
紐約蘇富比2013年9月17日,編號207

This armchair with its elaborate and distinctive carving appears to be one of a larger set. The additional backsplat with this lot makes two. Another currently in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is illustrated in Robert D. Jacobsen and Nicholas Grindley, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1999, p. 64, no. 14, and a pair, formerly from the Collection of William Haynsworth, sold in these rooms 10th October 1987, lot 497.


Other examples of horseshoe-back armchairs with comprehensively carved backsplats containing antiquities and flowers may be seen in Michel Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo, 1979, p. 78, no. 99. A slightly more ornate example in the Palace Museum is illustrated in Hu Desheng, A Treasury of Ming and Qing Dynasty Palace Furniture, Vol. 1, Beijing, 2007, p.95, no. 70. Finally, a related pair from the Sackler Collection was sold in our New York rooms 16th September 2009, lot 15.


此圈椅靠背滿雕飾紋,上有祥龍麒麟,中有博古瓶花,下有拐子對龍,繁密不紊。古代會客,以身分地位高低、或親疏關係設置座椅,而圈椅僅限主人或尊貴親近的客人可坐,乃明朝風尚。