Lot 217. A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 42 1/2 in., 108 cm; Width 20 3/8 in,. 52 cm; Depth 16 in., 40.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
each with a yoke-shaped crest rail terminating in truncated ends, set above a plain S-shaped rectangular backsplat of matched grain and undulating backposts, set upon the hard cane seat secured within a rectangular molded frame to the legs joined by a cusped and outlined apron in the front and plain arched stretchers along the sides and back, all above the stepped base stretchers and footrest (2).
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th March 1982, lot 290.
Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, Corporate Collection (according to label) and possibly acquired for the company by the owner Peter M. Wege (1920-2014).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015