Lot 77. A huanghuali armchair, Mid Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); 99.5cm (39 1/4in) high x 64.5cm (25 1/2in) wide x 51cm (20in) deep. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,882). © Bonhams 2001-2019
The chair with a straight top rail joined to back posts, continuing through the seat frame and forming the back legs, with a slightly curved central splat, the serpentine arms supported by curved stiles and continuing to the front posts, the legs joined by double stretchers set with straight struts below the rectangular frame.
Provenance: a British private collection, formed circa 1980s-1990s.
Note: Compare with a related huanghuali armchair, illustrated by G.Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Tokyo, 1962, p.104, pl.82.
See also a pair of related huanghuali armchairs, 17th/18th century, which was sold at Sotheby's New York, 16 March 2016, lot 281.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019