October 8, 01:37 PM GMT
10,000,000 - 15,000,000 HKD
A very rare and outstanding huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, jiaoyi,
Late Ming dynasty
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
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
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