CHAIRS

 

 
 

1. An antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) side chair of tenon through mortis construction. This chair is characterized by a humpbacked non-protruding top rail with S-curved back rest. The bottom of the backrest reveals a small detailed open work carving of abstracted Ruyi (sacred mushroom). The seat is a recessed woven mat with floating panel support and the seating frame members are finished in elegant ice plating. The apron employs a vegetal relief carving and is inversely carved to mirror the shape of the humpbacked stretcher and the top rail. Hatchford Manor Collection H7-A.

Measuring approx. 36 ½" high by 19 ½" wide by 15" deep.

 
     

 

 
     

 

 
 
 

2. A late 18th century Chinese daybed of traditional mitered mortise and tendon construction. The raffia inset cantilevered top rests on a recessed apron of pearled edge detail and cloud form spandrels. The front and back legs are secured by double cross brackets and the original humpbacked stretchers still secure the top which has now been reinforced with solid wood. Classical Shanxi Region design. Nanmu (Southern Elm). Circa 1780.

Measuring 20" high by 81 ¼" wide by 27" deep.

 

         
         
 
 

3. An antique Chinese long bench of traditional mitered mortise and tendon construction with the seat formed by solid planks of wood. The recessed legs are set through to the top surface of the seat and then further secured by all four sides of interlocking cross brackets. The apron spandrels are in the shape of classic stylized cloud forms. Nanmu with characteristic wear. 18th century.

Measuring 16" high by 74 ¾" wide by 16" deep.

 
         
         
 
 

4. An elegant pair of traditional antique Chinese S-curve, yokeback side chairs, the seats formed of four mitered mortise and tendon joined frame members within which rests the seat panel. The round corner legs are secured by cross bracketing and the foot rests have a patina characteristic of so many years of worn surface from the rubbing of silk slippers. Nanmu. Circa 1820-40.

Measuring 42" high by 19 ½" wide by 15 ¼" deep.

 

         
         
 
 

5. An antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) reception chair of classic construction with S-curved backrest and camelback top rail. The seat is formed of four mitered mortise and tendon joined frame members within which rests the seat panel. Double cross supports are the mitered underpinning of the seat and the legs are secured by four sided humpbacked stretchers and lower interlocking brackets.

 

         
         
 
 

6. A handsome antique Chinese granite stone bench sculpted in the style of a traditional scroll form table with engraved side edging of classic key patterns on both the front and the back. The curvilinear sides are carved with circular medallions of the 'shou' or long life symbols. The finished surface of the stone reveals the characteristic mottled elements of granite including the reflective flecks of feldspar. By contrast the underside exhibits the courser surface as it was chiseled from a large quarried stone. Circa 1800's.

Measuring 20" high by 50" wide by 17 ½" deep.

 

         
     

 

 
 
 

7. An attractive Chinese yumu bench of traditional mitered, mortise and tenoned construction. The top is formed by four frame members that extend to an ice plate edge and surround a raffia inset panel. The top then sets into a banded waist that is joined to a curved shoulder where the apron and four legs interlock and extend. The apron serves to further secure the structure with cross bracketing of humpbacked and pearled edge detail. The four legs finish in hoof form feet. Circa 1780's.

Measuring 18 ¾" high by 45 ½" wide by 14" deep.

 

     

 

 
     

 

 
 
 

8. An 18th century nanmu monk's meditation stool with cross bracketed legs finishing in horse hoof feet and raffia seat supported by humpbacked cross beams.

Measuring 20 ½" high by 27" square.

 
     

 

 
     

 

 
 
 

9. A most unusual custom made antique Japanese carved wood and lacquer bench with two cabinets at either side, the doors of which are exquisitely detailed in rich gold nashiji lacquer with gold hiramakié studies of trailing wisteria. The frames of the doors are carved with diamond patterns and finished with an ivory knob. This sits within a further framework of a hiramakié lacquer pattern of kiku blossoms. The seat rests on a wood waist surrounded in high relief carving of grapevines. A finely carved open lattice work apron wraps the opening to a recessed interior shelf and also extends beneath both cabinets. Japan, circa 1890.

Measuring 23” high by 54” wide by 18 ½” deep.