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A SET OF FOUR JICHIMU SIDE CHAIRS, DENGGUAYI

LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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A SET OF FOUR JICHIMU SIDE CHAIRS, DENGGUAYI
Late 17th/Early 18th Century
The curved top rail of each "lamphanger" chair with backward projecting ends, supported on the S-curved rectangular splat with a beaded roundel encircling a stylized dragon, flanked by gently backward curving rear corner posts formed by upper extensions of the rear legs, the seat frame with soft mat and symmetrical rounded edge supported on the rounded legs joined by a plain, straight apron with apron-head spandrels and the stepped base stretcher and footrest, the footrest above long, narrow stepped spandrels
34 7/8in. (88.6cm.) high, 19¾in. (50.2cm.) wide, 15¾in. (40cm.) deep (4)
Provenance
Sold in these rooms June 1, 1990, lot 411, from the Estate of Fredric Mueller

Lot Essay

Jichimu wood is indigenous to Fujian province where it is used abundantly in local furniture. The present examples also use a curvilinear profile for the aprons, which is typical of the region
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