Lot 108. A zitan horseshoe-back chair, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 59 by 45.2 by h. 97 cm, 22 ¼ by 17 ¾ by h. 38 ¼ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the elegantly curving crestrail supported by long slender side posts continuing down to join the front and rear posts, set with an undecorated bowed rectangular backsplat, the rectangular seat frame enclosing a cane mat above legs joined by plain aprons and stretchers.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23rd September 1997, lot 410.