13 septembre 2009

A collection of chinese furniture, 17th/18th/19th century

A finely carved zitan southern official's hat armchair, nanguanmaoyi. 18th/19th century With stepped top rail supported on rear posts of square section, framing the vase-shaped splat flanked by two carved scrolls and finely carved with a winged monster mask suspending an endless knot and two fish joined by a pendent tassel, the two-panel seat set within a wide rectangular frame above a shaped apron carved with ruyi-head scrolls and archaistic elements, the legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and a footrest. 42... [Lire la suite]