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.
Provenance: Ever Arts Gallery, Hong Kong
A Hong Kong private collection, acquired from the above on 21 August 2006.
Note: Compare 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. A 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 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD Photo courtesy Sotheby's.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Cerics and Works of Art, 1 Dec 2020, Hong Kong, Admiralty