Lot 1346. A pair of zitan horseshoeback armchairs, quanyi; 37 in. (94 cm.) high, 20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) wide, 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The curved toprail of each set above gently curved plain splats carved with stylizedchilong roundels and extending beyond the front corner posts, supported on curved stiles on either side, the zitan seat set into the rectangular frame above plain, beaded aprons and spandrels in the front, and plain aprons and spandrels on the sides and rear, the legs of rounded square section joined by stepped stretchers and the footrest above a plain apron.