A fine pair of huanghuali square waisted corner-leg stools, fangdeng 17th/18th century  (2)

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Lot 32Y
A fine pair of huanghuali square waisted corner-leg stools, fangdeng
17th/18th century

£ 60,000 - 100,000
US$ 73,000 - 120,000
A fine pair of huanghuali square waisted corner-leg stools, fangdeng
17th/18th century
Each stool of mitered, mortise and tenon frame construction with a beaded edge, the frame enclosing a mat seat, above a narrow waist and simple apron, all supported on tapered legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. Each 47.4cm (18 5/8in) high x 45cm (17 6/8in) wide x 45.3cm (17 6/8in) deep. (2).

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  • The Property of a Gentleman 士紳藏品

    十七/十八世紀 黃花梨方凳一對

    Provenance:
    Peking Furniture Company, Beijing, by repute
    Delia Tyrwhitt Collection, Connecticut, USA, acquired from the above in the early 1940s, by repute
    Jean-Yves Ollivier Collection

    來源:
    據傳為北京傢俱公司收藏
    美國康乃狄克州Delia Tyrwhitt女士舊藏,據傳於1940年代初購自上者
    歐宗易先生珍藏

    Corner-leg stools were highly regarded during the Ming dynasty. They were stable and durable due to their apron and waist carved from a single piece of wood. For a detailed discussion about the use of stools during the Ming dynasty, see R.Jacobsen, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1999, p.38 and Wang Shixang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol.1, Hong Kong, 1990, pp.102-104. A pair of related stools, 17th/18th century, is illustrated by Wang Shixang in Classic Chinese Furniture; Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, London, 1986, no.61.

    A related pair of stools, 17th century, was sold at Bonhams New York, 12 September 2016, lot 6009; two other related huanghuali stools, 17th century, were sold at Sotheby's London, 11 November 2015, lots 3 and 21.

    黃花梨為材,色如琥珀,素冰盤沿,束腰與牙板一木連做,弓形羅鍋棖,翻轉馬蹄足,邊線起棱,俗稱「方材倒楞」,整器簡潔優美,雋永大方。

    有關明代方凳用處的詳細討論,請閱R.Jacobsen著,《Classic Chinese Furniture; Ming and Early Qing Dynasties(中國傳統傢俱:明及清初)》,明尼亞波利斯,1999年,頁38;及王世襄著,《Connoissuership of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties(中國傢俱鑒賞:明及清初)》,卷1,香港,1990年,頁102至104。

    一對相關的十七/十八世紀方凳,可參閱王世襄著,《Connoissuership of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties(中國傢俱鑒賞:明及清初)》,倫敦,1986年,編號61。紐約邦瀚斯拍賣曾經於2016年9月12日拍賣一對相關的十七世紀方凳,拍品6009;另外兩件相關的十七世紀黃花梨方凳,則於2015年11月11日倫敦蘇富比拍賣,拍品3及21號。
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