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A pair of late 19th/early 20thC Chinese rosewood Tai Shi armchairs and matching tea table

the open square back panels carved with bat above peaches longevity design within scrolls, open arms, panelled seat, the frieze with restrained scroll detail, stretchered square section legs. Provenance: The previous owner inherited from these from his great grandmother, she was born in Dunedin in 1872 and the chairs came into her possession in the mid-1890s. She lived in Dunedin her entire life and the chairs and table have been in their family ever since.

Realised: $7,000