15 - 16 March 2015
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF LACQUERED AND INCISED SOFTWOOD ARMCHAIRS
Each has a curved, scroll-form splat flanked by stepped back rails and archaistic spandrels and is carved and painted with landscape and floral panels reserved on a painted red wan diaper ground. The rectangular seat is carved with five diamond-shaped panels and further carved with floral scroll above the shaped apron carved with ruyi-head and archaistic scroll. The whole is raised on legs of round section joined by stepped stretchers.
42 ¾ in. (108.7 cm.) high, 24 1/8 in. (61.2 cm.) wide, 19 in. (48.2 cm.) deep
Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1350.
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See a very similar armchair dated to the second half of the 18th Century, sold at Sotheby's London, 17 October 1978, lot 243, and illustrated by M. Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1983, p. 189.
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