Lot 1332. Two 'huanghuali' continuous back armchairs, 19th-20th century. Height of taller 38 in., 96.5 cm; Width 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Sold Price: 56,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
each with a straight top rail joined to back posts, continuing through the hard-mat seat frame and forming the back legs, the central splat with varying paneled and openwork decoration, the serpentine arms continuing to shaped, recessed supports, all raised on four legs joined by shaped, beaded spandreled aprons and stretchers (2).