• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5693

    Christie's Interiors

    30 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    A CHINESE EXPORT BAMBOO OPEN ARMCHAIR OF CHINOISERIE STYLE

    LATE 18TH FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A CHINESE EXPORT BAMBOO OPEN ARMCHAIR OF CHINOISERIE STYLE
    LATE 18TH FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    With caned seat, with ivory roundels to the top of the back uprights
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high


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    Sir William Chambers published designs for furniture in a similar style to the present chairs, in Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, etc., 1757 (E. White, Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, p. 133). Chambers writes: 'The moveables of the Saloon consist of Chairs, Stools and Tables, made sometimes of rose-wood, ebony, or lacquered work, and sometimes of Bamboo only, which is cheap, and nevertheless very neat.'

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is The Property of Manolo March from Son
    Galceran, Mallorca