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Lot 186: A pair of hardwood arm chairs, Fushouyi (2)
October 25, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A pair of hardwood arm chairs, Fushouyi
each with a rectangular top rail, rising to a central slightly curved headrest with scroll ends, the stiles continuing to the seat frame, the central splat carved in relief with a bat carrying a box and peach branch and flanked by a pair of archaistic dragons, the stepped arms with scroll terminals supported with archaistic dragon struts, the square seat supported on rectangular section corner legs joined by a beaded shaped apron carved with pairs of confronted dragons and with stretchers above the scroll feet
100 cm high, 62 cm wide, 51 cm deep
Compare with a zitan armchair dated to the Qing period illustrated in Tian Jiaqing, Furniture of the Qing Dynasty, p. 110 fig. 37