Lot 128. A huanghuali corner-leg stool, fangdeng, Mid Qing Dynasty; 40cm (15 3/4in) wide x 45cm (17 3/4in) deep x 51cm (20in) high. Estimate HK$ 120,000-140,000. Sold for HK$ 120,000. Photo: Bonhams.

The rectangular frame mitred and with moulded edges, the soft mat seat supported by a pair of bowed transverse stretchers, with a recessed waist transitioning to a plain and straight apron, raised on legs of square section terminating in hoof feet.

ProvenanceEver Arts Gallery, Hong Kong
A Hong Kong private collection, acquired from the above on 21 August 2006.

NoteCompare a similar huanghuali stool, 17th century, from the Ji Ya Xuan collection, which was sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 September 2013, lot 272.


From the Ji Ya Xuan collection. huanghuali stool (fangdeng), 17th century. Height 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm, Width 19 in., 49 cm, Depth 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USDLot sold 50,000 USD Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

Cf. A huanghuali stool (fangdeng), 17th century

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Cerics and Works of Art, 1 Dec 2020, Hong Kong, Admiralty