19 septembre 2010

A fine pair of 'HuanghualiI' yokeback armchairs (Guangmao Yi). Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine pair of  'HuanghualiI' yokeback armchairs (Guangmao Yi). Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of unusually spare form, the slender members undulating in subtle 'S'- shape to form the yoke-shaped crestrail with flattened headrest and truncated terminals echoed by the undulating plain backsplat, backposts, armrails, and goose-necked frontposts, set into a rectangular seat-frame with slightly rounded outer edge above a low squared lip, the rounded backposts continuing through the seat frame to form the... [Lire la suite]