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    Sale 12548

    The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    5 April 2016, Hong Kong

  • Lot 150

    A RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI 'FOUR-CORNER’S EXPOSED’ OFFICIAL’S HAT ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOUGUANMAOYI

    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI 'FOUR-CORNER’S EXPOSED’ OFFICIAL’S HAT ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOUGUANMAOYI
    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    The sweeping crest rail supported by the C-shaped splat and elegantly curved back rails which continue through the frame to form the back legs, the attractively shaped arms supported by vertical struts and shaped spandrels, the hard mat seat set within the rectangular frame above plain, beaded aprons and spandrels, the legs joined by stepped stretchers and the footrest above a plain, shaped apron.
    41 7/8 in. (106.4 cm.) high, 22 3/4 in. (5.7 cm.) wide, 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1971


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH


    Literature

    R. H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture: Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Early Ch'ing Dynasties, New York, 1971, p.109, pl. 2 and 2a
    A. Juliano, “Robert H. Ellsworth Treasures the East,” Architectural Digest, October 1985, p. 106