An important Zitan Southern Official’s Hat Chair, 'nanguanmaoyi', 17th century. Photo courtesy Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd.

95 cm. high; 58 cm. wide; 46 cm. deep

The arched and generously curved top rail supported by an elegantly s-shaped back Splat; together with the rounded arm rails continuing through the square soft mat seat frame into round legs. Joined at the base with stepped stretchers, aprons and spandrels supporting the seat on each side. Completely uncarved throughout. With 'baitong' reinforcing mounts.

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd (stand 269) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/