14 March 1996
TWO CHINESE SCARLET AND GOLD LACQUER FOLDING CHAIRS
Possibly 17th Century
Each with U-shaped everted toprail, one with Greek-key trellis pierced and panelled splat and with an inscription denoting a temple provenance to the reverse, the other with foliate scroll decoration, the pierced panelled splat centred by a foliate roundel and chequer-pattern to the reverse, above leather seats and X-frames with folding foot rest, both mounted with engraved metal plaques, the first with floral engraved cartouche-mounts to the toprail, one chair with torn leather, the other with later leather, losses to mounts and to decoration on both chairs (2)
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A related pair of lacquer folding chairs from the collection of the Earl of Iveagh was sold at Christie's house sale, Elveden Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, 21-24 May 1984, lot 528.
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