• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 284

    A RARE PAIR OF LARGE ZITAN ARMCHAIRS

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A RARE PAIR OF LARGE ZITAN ARMCHAIRS
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Each of massive proportions and solidly constructed with elaborately carved openwork splats in the form of elongated, formalized and archaistic kui dragons or fenghuang, the design repeated on each side below the arm rests, the shaped aprons carved with archaistic scroll above beaded legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers raised on four short tabs
    41½ in. (105.4 cm.) high, 29 1/8 in. (74 cm.) wide, 24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.