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A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨如意紋圈椅一對

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨如意紋圈椅一對

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨如意紋圈椅一對

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs,

Late Ming dynasty

明末 黃花梨如意紋圈椅一對


each of elegant and generous proportion, the horseshoe back surmounting a curved splat, the splat carved with a shaped archaistic medallion and flanked by moulded spandrels decorated with similar archaistic scroll, the armrest supported by S-shaped braces in the middle and front posts that recede inward and tongue-and-grooved with shaped spandrels, the rear posts continue through the seat rail forming the back legs, the legs joined by a footrail and stretchers of ascending heights and decorated with cusped and moulded aprons, reinforced with metal straps at the structural joins


67.5 by 62.5 by h. 102 cm

Both chairs are in overall good condition with expected wear to the surface and minor nicks along the edges, consistent with age and use.


一對皆整體品相良好,表面有磨痕,邊沿有微磕,與年代、使用相符。


"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."

Eastern Pacific Co. (Hei Hung-Lu), Hong Kong, 23rd January 1988.


東泰商行(黑洪祿),香港,1988年1月23日

此類圈椅線條簡約,扶手彎弧,流麗秀美,雅致勻稱,洋溢現代氣息。圈椅常見於明清木刻版畫,輪廓典

雅,多成對或四件成套,用於餐膳、繪畫或款客,例如明萬曆刊本《韓夫人題紅記》插圖內所見。圈椅兩側

若加長桿,可作明轎,為達官貴人之用。柯律格敘述,此類明轎展示坐者權威,乃上賓之椅,見《Chinese

Furniture》,倫敦,1988年,頁24。 圈椅,初以竹造,竹子柔韌,易製弧形椅圈,優雅輕盈,卻穩固實用,廣

受青睞。其後木匠以巧工妙思改用硬木製椅,然工精繁複,不容有絲毫失誤。以弧形圓材攢接椅圈,兩接圓

材以楔釘榫結合,連接緊密,上漆後連接處隱約,椅圈扶手一順而下,始成如此雅致圈椅。


此類圈椅多光素無紋,或如本品可見,靠背板及牙子浮雕紋飾。安思遠曾談及此類圈椅圖案,相信為晚明、

清康熙時期創新紋飾,見《Chinese Furniture. Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties》,紐約,

1971年,頁86。他觀察此類圈椅之壺門券口牙子,與唐代案桌上所見相似,參考奈良東大寺正倉院藏唐例,載於 Sarah Handler,《Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture》,柏克萊,2001年,圖版12.6。