Lot 6018. A huanghuali yoke back side chair, dengguayi, 16th-17th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo: Bonhams.
he elegantly shaped yoke toprail tenoned into the two slender stiles which run through the seat to become the back legs and is supported by the gently curved s-shaped back splat tongue-and-grooved into the top rail and into the seat frame composed of standard mitre, mortise-and-tenoned construction and enclosed with a hard seat above a finely beaded and shaped apron tongue-and-grooved into the front legs and ending at the foot rest, the side hump-back aprons supported by paired struts above stepped stretchers. 46 1/4 x 20 5/8 x 16 3/4in (117.5 x 52.3 x 42.5cm)
Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd, purchased 14 Jan 2002.
Notes: A similar yokeback side chair, with different side aprons, formerly in the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, is published in Curtis Evarts and Wang Shixiang, Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture. Chicago and San Francisco: 1995, no. 21.
For a pair of closely related lamphanger side chairs, see Christie's, New York, Sale 2427, Lot 185, 24 March 2011; see also Sotheby's, New York, lot 217, 17 March 2015. See as well an example with horizontal stretchers rather than carved aprons offered as lot 4404, China Guardian, 17 May 2014.