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Lot 109: A HUANGHUALI YOKEBACK ARMCHAIR, SICHUTOU GUANMAOYI LATE MING DYNASTY |

Sotheby's

October 7, 2015
Hong Kong, China

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Description

well proportioned, two square-sectioned stiles tennoned into the underside of a shaped yoke and continuing through the seat frame forming the back legs, the plain C-curved back splat tongue-and-grooved into the top rail and the back of the seat frame, the outward curving arms supported by pillar-shaped braces and mortise-and-tennoned to similarly S-shaped front posts and stiles, small shaped spandrels tongue-and-grooved to the underside of the arms where they meet the posts, the seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides, supported by two transverse braces underneath, the plain front apron butt-joined to the underside of the seat and tongue-and-grooved into the legs, the side and back aprons similarly shaped, the legs joined by square-sectioned stretchers, a plain shaped apron set below the footrest

Dimensions

115.2 by 60.7 by 47.8 cm., 45 3/8  by 23 7/8  by 18 3/4  in.

Condition Report

As typical of Ming chairs, the matting on the seats and back tests are replaced intermittently. General surface wear and insignificant bruises to the fragile extremities , especially the tips of the legs, as expected of Ming furniture preserved over the centuries in a domestic setting.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Exhibited

In Pursuit of Antiquities: Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995-1996, cat. no. 220, p. 248.
The Chinese Collections, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, 1997-99.
Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench, The Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 58-59.
Museum Für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, 2000-02.
Grace Wu Bruce, Grace Wu Bruce presents a choice selection of Ming Furniture from the Dr. S. Y. Yip collection, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2012, cat. no. 1, pp. 22-23.

Literature

Grace Wu Bruce, Two Decades of Ming Furniture, Beijing, 2010, p. 107.
Grace Wu Bruce, Ming Furniture through My Eyes, Beijing, 2015, p. 111.

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Payment

Accepted forms of payment: Other, Personal Check, Visa

Shipping

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer

Firearms must be shipped to your local FFL dealer. Please have their FFL License copy with address with buyer's name, bidder name & number faxed to 843-278-6016 or emailed to [email protected] No firearms will be shipped to bidders unless it is pre-1898 or a firearm relics license is sent to us. Background checks are processed by Seymour Auctions for local bidders for firearms post-1898.

Buyer's Premium

HKD1 - 1,600,000: 30.0%
HKD1,600,001 - 22,500,000: 25.0%
HKD22,500,001+: 17.0%

From: To: Increment:
HKD0 HKD999 HKD50
HKD1,000 HKD1,999 HKD100
HKD2,000 HKD2,999 HKD200
HKD3,000 HKD3,199 HKD200
HKD3,200 HKD3,799 HKD300
HKD3,800 HKD4,199 HKD200
HKD4,200 HKD4,799 HKD300
HKD4,800 HKD4,999 HKD200
HKD5,000 HKD9,999 HKD500
HKD10,000 HKD19,999 HKD1,000
HKD20,000 HKD29,999 HKD2,000
HKD30,000 HKD31,999 HKD2,000
HKD32,000 HKD37,999 HKD3,000
HKD38,000 HKD41,999 HKD2,000
HKD42,000 HKD47,999 HKD3,000
HKD48,000 HKD49,999 HKD2,000
HKD50,000 HKD99,999 HKD5,000
HKD100,000 HKD199,999 HKD10,000
HKD200,000 HKD299,999 HKD20,000
HKD300,000 HKD319,999 HKD20,000
HKD320,000 HKD379,999 HKD30,000
HKD380,000 HKD419,999 HKD20,000
HKD420,000 HKD479,999 HKD30,000
HKD480,000 HKD499,999 HKD20,000
HKD500,000 HKD999,999 HKD50,000
HKD1,000,000 HKD1,999,999 HKD100,000
HKD2,000,000 HKD2,999,999 HKD200,000
HKD3,000,000 HKD3,199,999 HKD200,000
HKD3,200,000 HKD3,799,999 HKD300,000
HKD3,800,000 HKD4,199,999 HKD200,000
HKD4,200,000 HKD4,799,999 HKD300,000
HKD4,800,000 HKD4,999,999 HKD200,000
HKD5,000,000 HKD9,999,999 HKD500,000
HKD10,000,000+ HKD1,000,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Conditions of Sale:

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Shipping Terms

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer

Firearms must be shipped to your local FFL dealer. Please have their FFL License copy with address with buyer's name, bidder name & number faxed to 843-278-6016 or emailed to [email protected] No firearms will be shipped to bidders unless it is pre-1898 or a firearm relics license is sent to us. Background checks are processed by Seymour Auctions for local bidders for firearms post-1898.

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