A pair of hardwood folding chairs, jiaoyi
Each with a central curved splat carved with three cartouches, the top with precious objects amid wisps of vapour, the central cartouche with a Daoist scene of a deer looking up at a monkey clambering up a gnarled pine tree below a crane holding a peach spray in its beak, the lower cartouche with a blossoming prunus tree, all surmounted by a yoke-back top, framed by two curved supports reaching down to the X-frame raised atop the rectangular feet with the front apron reinforced with metal mounts, the fabric seat later. The larger 48.6cm x 38.5cm x 105cm (19in x 15¼in x 41½in) (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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