A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century

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Lot 8051
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi
17th/18th century

Sold for US$ 81,250 inc. premium
Property from the Estate of C.C. Mosley
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi
17th/18th century
Each rounded corner top rail and arm rests hidden tenoned to the stiles which run through the seat to form the back and front legs, the back and side aprons elegantly carved with paired key fret designs set off by beaded borders and resting on the back gallery supported by two pillar posts repeated on the sides above the seat frame once drilled for soft matting and reconfigured as a hard seat covered with finely woven matting over a plain beaded u-shaped apron and box stretchers, the underside of each seat supported by two later transverse stretchers with CHINA carved into one stretcher.
35 1/2 (89.5cm) high; the seat 23 1/2 x 18in (59.7 x 45.8cm)

Footnotes

  • See a related pair sold Bonhams, New York, September 12, 2016, The John and Celeste Fleming Collection, lot 6008. As noted there, low back arm chairs had their antecedents in the Song period with chairs made from one piece of bamboo where the back and side panels shared the same height. Robert Jacobsen further notes that these chairs have a feminine association in North China, whereas they have been called wenyi on the central coast.

    See also Sotheby's Hong Kong, sale 12555, lot 3249, June 2016 and 7 October 2015, the Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection, lot 128.
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A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
A pair of huanghuali low back arm chairs, Meiguiyi 17th/18th century
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