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A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨圓後背交椅

A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨圓後背交椅

A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 黃花梨圓後背交椅

A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi, 

Late Ming dynasty

明末 黃花梨圓後背交椅


of elegant and generous proportions, the horseshoe back surmounting a plain splat flanked by cusped and beaded spandrels, the arm supported on S-curved and circular-section arm posts which continue through the seat frame forming the front legs, the posts with shaped spandrels and change to square-section at the crook and at the pivot of the legs, further strengthened with damascened iron 'bamboo-and-vase' braces between the arm and the posts, and with ruyi-shaped braces within the crook, the front seat rail detailed with cusped beading, the pivoting footrest supported by short cabriole legs and mounted with damascened iron with a design of two rhinoceros horns flanking a coin, each structural joins reinforced with damascened iron mounts, some with scrolling tendril design


71.2 by 67.2 by h. 102.8 cm

The chair is in overall very good condition, especially as such chairs were designed to be folded and therefore often more prone to damage. The front-left leg (as you sit in the chair), and possibly the iron mount at the bottom, has been replaced. Some of the metalwork, including the ruyi-shaped braces within the crook, one of the metal straps to the crescent seat rail may be old replacements as can be expected; Some of the joints may have been reinforced as can be expected, including one joint at the base of the footrest; Some general age cracks and surface wear including small dents and light scratches consistent with use and age.


交椅因折疊多易受損,然此件整體品相佳,左前腿經後配,腳踏鑲鐵或後配;角牙內側如意形支架及椅圈一鑲鐵或為舊時後配,屬正常。部分結合處或經加固,如腳踏一處。有舊裂及細小凹痕、輕微劃痕等表面磨痕,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."


La Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris, 10th September 1968.

Collection of Arthur M. Sackler, 1968-96.

Collection of Else Sackler, 1996-2001.

Collection of Dr Elizabeth A. Sackler, 2001.

Christie's New York, 20th September 2001, lot 254 and cover.

Nicholas Grindley, London, 2001.


La Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes 藝廊,巴黎,1968年9月10日

亞瑟.賽克勒收藏,1968-96年

艾爾斯.賽克勒收藏,1996-2001年

伊麗莎白.賽克勒博士收藏,2001年

紐約佳士得2001年9月20日,編號254及封面

Nicholas Grindley,倫敦,2001年

Michel Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco, 1979, p. 80, pl. 105.


Michel Beurdeley,《Chinese Furniture》,東京、紐約及三藩市,1979年,頁80,圖版105