A HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI
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A HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The elegantly shaped crestrail is supported on rear posts which continue to form the rear legs, flanking the s-shaped splat above the huanghuali seat set within rectangular frame. The curved armrails are supported on slender standing stiles and terminating in front posts which continue to form the front legs, all joined at the top by stepped stretchers supported on vertical struts at the front and sides, and below by stepped stretchers and the footrest above plain, shaped aprons.
39 ½ in. (100.3 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45.1 cm.) deep
Provenance
Nicholas Grindley, 2004.
Christie's New York, 21 March 2013, lot 932
The Heveningham Hall Collection
Literature
Nicholas Grindley, November 2004, no. 17.
Exhibited
Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd., London, 4-12 November 2004.
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Lot Essay

The present chair is an example of a variation of the standard southern official's hat armchairs, which is also know as continuous yokeback armchairs such as lot 2811. One of the distinguishing features of the present chair is the construction of entirely square section members. The current example displays a most elegant shape with graceful curves emanating a refined aesthetic of form and function.

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