A Pair of huanghuali Square Corner-Leg Stools, fangdeng, 17th CenturyPhoto: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

Each stool has a hard mat seat set within a square frame with a beaded edge, above a narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons, and is supported on beaded legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. 19 3/8 in. (49.3 cm.) high, 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep (2). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000

Provenance: Nicholas Grindley, London, 1987.
Private collection, Paris, 1987-2009.

Notes: Compare a pair of very similar huanghuali stools owned by Dr. Gustave Ecke, illustrated by G. Kates, Chinese Household Furniture, New York, 1962, fig. 89.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I. 13 - 14 September 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza