Lot 290. A pair of huanghuali 'Official's Hat' armchairs, sichutou guanmaoyi, 19th century; 38 ½ in. (97.7 cm.) high, 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Each chair has a protruding crest rail supported on a strait back splat. The arm rails are supported on tapering stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The mat seat is set in a wide rectangular frame finely carved with a moulded edge above plain, beaded aprons. The legs of square section have a finely moulded edge and are joined by square-section humpback stretchers and vertical struts, above a foot rest and stepped stretchers on the sides, above plain aprons.
Property from the Zhidao Zhai Collection.