27 mai 2009

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Each chair elaborately carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer in relief against the dark green keyfret ground, the central back splat curved into a cylindrical scrolled crested rail, decorated with a majestic dragon amongst clouds and waves holding a shou roundel above its head within lotus scroll borders, the dragon motif repeated on the reverse of the back panel and the seat board, the back side panels and the armrests in... [Lire la suite]
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