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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 649

    A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI

    17TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI
    17TH CENTURY
    The curved toprail of each extending beyond the front corner posts and terminating in out-curved hooks above shaped spandrels, the splats carved with a ruyi head-form medallion containing confronted stylized dragons or makara flanked by shaped flanges, the hard mat seats set into the rectangular frame with 'ice-plate' edge above shaped aprons and plain spandrels, the legs of rounded section joined by low, stepped stretchers and the footrest above plain aprons on the front and sides
    38 5/8 in. (98.1 cm.) high, 23 9/16 in. (59.8 cm.) wide, 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) deep (2)


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    Examples of this popular form in huanghuali include a pair with carved ruyi-head on the splats illustrated by Wang Shixiang and C. Evarts, Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, Chicago and San Francisco, 1995, p. 56, no. 26, later sold in these rooms, 19 September 1996, lot 99. Another pair with carved splats and plain aprons was sold in these rooms, 20 September 2005, lot 96.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct dating of this lot should be 17th century or later.


    Pre-Lot Text

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