Lot 382. A fine and rare pair of huanghuali lamphanger chairs, dengguayi, 17th century. Each: 116.8cm high. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€38,000 - 57,000). Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 162,111). Photo courtesy Bonhams.
Each rising to a subtly curved top rail with protruding ends, situated above slightly bent back posts ending in four sturdy feet at the lower base, the rectangular spine gently curved and exhibiting natural graining, the basket-weave seat within fixed borders, spandrels and stepped stretchers.
Note: See another huanghuali lamphanger chair in the Mrs Chen Mengjia collection, illustrated by Wang Shixiang in Classical Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 1986, p.76, no.37. For several other examples of huanghuali lamphanger side chairs sold at auctions, see Christie's, New York, 19 September 1996, lot 74.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST