• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1215

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE HARDWOOD THREE-LEGGED ARMREST

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    AN UNUSUAL LARGE HARDWOOD THREE-LEGGED ARMREST
    Of curved, tapering form carved with archaistic scroll along the upper edge, above plain curvilinear aprons, the legs boldly carved in openwork with further archaistic scroll and terminating in upswept feet
    13 in. (33 cm.) high, 37 in. (94 cm.) long


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY