16 September 2016
A SET OF FOUR CLOISONNÉ-INSET HONGMU BARREL-FORM STOOLS
GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
Each has a circular frame enclosing a cloisonné panel centered by a lotus medallion surround by floral scroll. The sides are carved with a band of bosses at the top and bottom and with a motif of bats suspending chimes, in between inset panels of cloisonné decorated with lotus blossoms.
18 in. (45.7 cm.) high
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A very similar pair of cloisonne-inset barrel-form zitan stools, dated mid-Qing period, is in the Palace Museum, Beijing, and is illustrated by Tian Jiaqing, Classic Chinese Furniture of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, p. 82, no. 16.
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