Lot 291. A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (sichutou guanmaoyi), 19th century; 43 ¾ in. (111 cm.) high, 24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm) wide, 18 7/8 in. (48 cm) deep. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 512,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Each chair has a sweeping curved, protruding crest rail supported on an S-shaped back splat and elegantly curved rear posts. The curved arm rails are supported on tapering stiles and extend beyond the curved front posts. The mat seat is set in a wide rectangular frame finely carved with a moulded edge above angular aprons of round section. The legs of rounded square section have a finely moulded edge and are joined by stepped stretchers at the side and a foot rest at the front.
Property from the Zhidao Zhai Collection.