A HONGMU ARMCHAIR
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A HONGMU ARMCHAIR

18TH-19TH CENTURY

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A HONGMU ARMCHAIR
18TH-19TH CENTURY
The back splat is carved with a bat suspending a chime above pairs of bats, and flanked by archaistic scroll-form back and side rails set with openwork, scroll-form spandrels above the rectangular seat and narrow waist. The whole is raised on beaded legs of square section set with openwork corner spandrels and joined by a foot rest in the front and beaded stretchers at the sides and back, all above shaped aprons.
39 1/8 in. (99.4 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59.1 cm.) wide, 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) deep

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Lot Essay

A chair of similar proportions (106.5 cm. high), but in zitan and dated to the Qianlong period, also carved with a bat suspending chimes is in the Palace Museum Collection and illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Beijing, p. 47, pl. 37.

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