Lot 200. A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 62,300 - USD 87,220). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.
The chair is finely carved with a ruyi-shaped panel to the shaped backsplat, flanked by corner posts which extend through the rectangular seat frame enclosing a mat seat. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering side posts and front posts extending to the front legs. The legs are joined by a beaded apron carved with foliate scrolls, above long spandrels. The feet are joined by the footrest and side stretchers supported by aprons. 40 3/8 in. (112.6 cm.) high, 23 ¾ in. (62.8 cm.) wide, 19 ¾ in. (50.2 cm.) deep.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street