Lot 3288. A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th-18th century; 139 ¾ in. (101 cm.) high, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) wide, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The sweeping crest rail, reinforced by baitong mounts, terminates in outswept hooks above shaped stiles and forms an elegant curve above the slightly curved back splat which is finely carved with a stylized ruyi head flanked by shaped spandrels. The soft mat seat is set within a beaded, rectangular frame raised on rounded-square legs and with beaded, shaped aprons, carved with scrolling tendrils. The legs are joined by stepped stretchers and a foot rest supported above plain stretchers.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza