05 avril 2010

'huanghuali' armchairs, gilt-Lacquered Elmwood Horseshoeback Armchairs & a 'hongmu' ceremonial horseshoeback armchair

A pair of 'huanghuali' armchairs. 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with continuously curving armrests and crestrail, the slightly curved splat carved with a ruyi-head shaped medallion enclosing a makara dragon, the hardcane seat set within a rectangular frame, the legs of rounded section, bordering a curved apron and straight spandrels, the foot rest above plain aprons on the front and side (2) - 33 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 16 1/4 in., 85.7 x 55.2 x 41.3 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]