Pair of 18th century Chinese huanghuali horseshoe back jiaoyi armchairs. Each chair with a paneled seat and characteristically shaped top rails. With curved back splats with two carved panels depicting lotus plants and a female figure. With a shaped apron and legs joined by stretchers with a footrest.
Provenance: Christie's, Amsterdam, "Chinese and Japanese Ceramics, Furniture and Works of Art," November 4, 1992, Lot 385; The collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton - Selections from The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Each, height: 38 1/4 in x width: 25 3/4 in x depth: 21 in.
The chairs are structurally sound and stable. There are some areas where the wood has become slightly loose along joints; the curved rail of one of the chairs the joint has somewhat come apart. Along the front skirt of one chair, both side pieces are missing; one of the side pieces to the other chair is missing; visible in the lot listing. There are a few areas with possible light regluing along the joints to strengthen them. Light wear throughout.
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