07 septembre 2018

A 'zitan' waisted corner-leg bench, chundeng, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A 'zitan' waisted corner-leg bench, chundeng, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 295. A 'zitan' waisted corner-leg bench, chundeng, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height  19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm; Width 49 1/2  in., 127.73 cm; Depth 20 1/2  in., 52.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

the rectangular frame with molded edge of typical miter, mortise and tenon construction enclosing a soft-mat seat supported underneath by three bowed transverse stretchers, resting on an associated base with a recessed waist and plain straight apron, made of one piece of wood and mitered, mortised, tenoned and half-lapped to square-section legs terminating in inward curved hoof feet .

Provenance: Chinart, New York, 2001.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 sept. 2018, 10:30 AM


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