Two Southern elm wood three-rail couch-beds, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1073. Two Southern elm wood three-rail couch-beds, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 31 1/4  in., Width 77 1/2  in., 196.6 cm and 80 in., 203.2 cm; Depth 35 in,. 88.9 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Sold: $32,500. © Sotheby's

each seat frame of standard miter, mortise and tenon construction, the edge of the frame molded at the top, curving inward to finish on the lower edge with a narrow flat band, the recessed thumb-molded waist over the straight apron, the square section legs (with beaded edge on one couch-bed) terminating in inward facing hoof feet, the removable back and arms constructed with double‑mitered and mortised small members forming the ruyi pattern latticework railings (2).

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017