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Important Pair of Huanghuali Cabriole Leg Stools
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Important Pair of Huanghuali Cabriole Leg Stools\nFangdeng, 17th/18th c. Square frame with ice-plate edge, enclosing a soft mat seat, above a narrow waist, supported on elegantly curved cabriole legs with outward-turning scrolled feet, the cusped apron finely carved with a pair of confronted dragons flanking intertwined scrolling tendrils, the flattened animal masks on the shoulders extending down towards pendant floral motifs, the humpback stretchers terminating on either end in gaping mythological beast heads, one stretcher partially replaced. Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture label is present on the underside of one stool. Purchased from Christie's, September 19, 1996, Lot 104 21" H x 20 1/4" W x 20 1/2" D Literature Sarah Handler, "Outstanding Pieces in Private Rooms: Chinese Classical Furniture in New American Collections", Orientations, January 1993, p. 50, fig. 11 Sarah Handler, "The Ubiquitous Stool", JCCFS, Summer 1994, p. 15, figs. 19 and 19a Wang et al., Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, p. 36, no. 17 Lot Notes There is a group of nine of these stools known to be in existence, including this pair, although the latter are unusual in that they are almost entirely original. Another example with replaced feet and added floor stretchers belonging to the Beijing Hardwood Factory Collection is illustrated by Wang Shixiang in Classic Chinese Furniture, p. 67, no. 24, and again by him in Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, vol. II, p. 24, A22 Dear valued bidders: Quinn & Farmer Auctions is requiring a fully refundable $25,000 deposit to bid on Lot 52 in our April 18, 2015 auction. You may contact our office at (434) 293-2904 or via email at info@quinnfarmer.com for wire transfer instructions or regarding any other questions you may have. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this matter. Regards, Quinn & Farmer Auctions
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*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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