Pair Of Chinese Huanghuali Jiao Yi Chairs:
BRASS-MOUNTED HUANGHUALI CHINESE FOLDING CHAIRS WITH WOVEN ROPE MAT, JIAOYI
The round top rail continuing in a curve to the arms terminating in out swept ends. Eeach arm supported by the hooked upper extension of the front leg suspending a long shaped spandrel, repeated below the brass-sheathed crook attached with short straight braces. Joining the leg extension to the upper leg, another straight brass strut formed as a bamboo stem bracing the curving arm on the forward sweep of the leg extension. The C-curved single-piece backsplat divided into three registers, the upper third of the splat flanked by narrow shaped flanges, decorated with chi-long dragon within ruyi shaped cartouche. While the main backsplat with open-work carved Kirin within dense of scrolling clouds. A soft woven rope mat seat with a front stretcher carved with confronted snub-nosed chi-dragons. The hinged round-section legs terminating in rectangular base stretchers. The footrest mounted with a central brass plaque of three conjoined lozenges and corner spandrels, raised on a shaped apron and small feet, with brass strap fittings and joint pins.
40 1/2" X 24 1/2"
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