Smith & Singer
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A PAIR OF HONGMU SPINDLE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, MEIGUIYI, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

(2)

Estimate $5,000 – $7,000

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Alternate Views

each with a humpback top rail supported on rounded posts extending down to the back legs and framing the slightly curved vertical spindles, a further set of spindles supporting the stepped rectangular arms, the rectangular mat seat set within a mitred frame above a plain apron with spandrels, supported on legs of circular section with squared inner corners joined by stepped stretchers and a footrest above a plain apron

(2)
each 92.5 cm high, 54.5 cm wide, 44.5 cm deep

Provenance

Martin Fung Antiques and Furniture, Hong Kong, 12 August 1991
Private Collection, Sydney

Condition Report

Chair 1: structurally sound; colour strong throughout; wear in places associated with age and use; three wooden 'plugs' appear to have been inserted in the top surface at the back left corner of the frame surrounding the seat; overall good order. Chair 2: structurally sound; colour strong throughout; wear in places associated with age and use; clusters of wooden 'plugs' appear to have been inserted in the top surface of the frame surrounding the seat at each corner; overall good order.

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