A pair of huanghuali rose chairs, meiguiyi18th century. Photo Bonhams

Each horizontal toprail with stove-pipe ends bordering an open work panel of split-tailed chilong centering an archaic ding vessel enclosed in a beaded frame and flanked by vertical rails continuing through the hard seat and shaped arm rests joined to tubular continuous front rails, each seat pierced on the underside for a soft seat and set off by beaded aprons and box stretchers. 32 7/8in (83.7cm) high. Sold for US$62,500

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 20 Dec 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com