Lot 3334. A Pair of Huanghuali Yoke-Back Armchairs, 17th Century. H 97cm W 59cm L 45cm. Sold for HKD 240,000 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - 400,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022
Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Vic, Cannes, France, 1978
2. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France
Note: Made of yellow pear, with a slightly curved head, the curves of which are freely flowing. The plain, triple-curved backboard is recessed at the top and bottom underneath the head and in a slot in the back of the chair. The backrest is vividly grained. The back legs are joined at the upper end by a gusseted angle to connect the two ends of the head and down through the tray to form the legs and feet, all in one piece. The central support is made of triple-curved rounded timber with a stick. Below the tray, three sides are covered with 'kubo-tang-tou' coupons, a simple and clean design. The legs and feet are placed between the footrests, and the footrests and the two sides of the chair are each fitted with plain teeth. This pair of southern official's hat chairs is of elegant colour and form.
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Poly Auction Hong Kong. The Duchange Family Collection of Important Chinese Art II, Hong Kong, 2 December 2021