Lot 3294. A pair of huanghuali Southern official's hat armchairs, guanmaoyi, 19th century; 42 in. (106.7 cm.) high, 21 ¾ in. (55.2 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
Each has a shaped crest rail supported by the elegantly curving back splat and rear posts which continue to form the back legs. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The rectangular frame encloses a mat seat above humpback stretcher set with vertical struts. The legs are joined by stepped stretchers and a shaped foot rest in the front, below plain aprons and spandrels.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 70.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza