A pair of huanghuali square stools (fangdeng), 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

each with typical mitered, mortise and tenon frame construction, the frame drilled for a soft mat seat with two bowed stretchers beneath, above a straight waist and simple apron, supported on legs of square section, joined by arched stretchers, and terminating in hoof feet (2). Height 20 in., 51 cm; Width 21 3/4  in., 55 cm; Depth 21 3/4  in., 55 cm. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 USD

Provenance: Manfred Schoeni, Hong Kong.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 Sep 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com