Lot 199. A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.
The sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, forming an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel flanked by beaded shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame above shaped, beaded aprons and spandrels carved to the front with foliate scrolls, and plain beaded aprons and spandrels on the sides. The legs are joined by stretchers. 38 7/8 in. (98.8 cm.) high, 26 3/8 in. (67 cm.) wide, 23 ¾ in. (60.4 cm.) deep.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street