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A pair of rare old Huanghuali Chinese folding horseshoe-back armchairs

the backs with a wide splat, pierced and carved panel with stylised animal and clouds, the seat of each of woven fibre, restrained scroll detail to the arm support, pinned brass strapping and mounts. Provenance: Purchased November 12, 1994, from Lek Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Certificate of Authenticity included stating 'Style Ming Dynasty, China. Century A.D. late 18thC'. Arm width 735, height 1130.

Realised: $40,000