An unusual pair of huanghuali and jichimu yoke back arm chairs, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams

Each composed of a canted top rail set above an elegantly curved back splat carved with a centered flower enclosed in a ruyi-shaped medallion, the back rails continuing through the matted hard seat to form the legs and joined to horizontal shaped arm rests supported by continuous rails to the front and a centered spindle, the beaded apron butted to the seat and half-lapped to side extensions over a foot rest and stepped stretchers. 46 1/2in (118.1cm) high. Sold for US$52,500

Published: Ellsworth, Robert Hatfield amd Howard A. Link. Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, Honolulu Academy of Art, 1972, no. 38

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