A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century1

A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century2

A pair of Huanghuali yokeback sidechairs (dengguayi), Qing dynasty, 18th century3

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 cmEstimate 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). 

ProvenanceSotheby'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