Lot 55. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 20th century; 103cm (in) high x 68.5cm (in) wide x 48.5cm (in) deep. Sold for HK$527,500 (Estimate HKD80,000 - 120,000/US$10,000 - 15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021
Each chair with curving top rail composing five sections, sloping down to the arms supported by two straight back posts and S-shaped front and back posts, a shaped spandrel beneath each out-scrolled and rounded terminal, the gently-curving central backsplat carved in relief with two confronted chilong enclosed within a ruyi-shaped medallion, the seat frame securing a soft-cane matting and set above a beaded apron carved with interlocking leafy stems, joined by foot stretchers of ascending heights.
Provenance: A Hong Kong Private Collection, acquired in 1980s.
Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar’s Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021