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    Sale 2623

    Dowager Empress Cixi: Elegance of the Late Qing

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2270

    A RARE SET OF TWO ZITAN ARMCHAIRS AND A CORNER-LEG TABLE

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SET OF TWO ZITAN ARMCHAIRS AND A CORNER-LEG TABLE
    QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Each chair solidly constructed with elaborately carved back panels in the form of elongated, formalized and archaistic kui dragons, the design repeated on each side below the arm rest, the carved aprons connected to beaded square section legs joined by humpback stretchers above the feet, the accompanying corner-leg low table with an intricately carved apron and spandrels, inset into the top frame and beaded square legs with humpback floor stretchers near the feet
    The chairs: 37.5 in. (95 cm) high, 25.5 in. (65 cm) wide
    The table: 22 7/8 in. (56 cm) high, 17 3/4 in. (45 cm) wide (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY