Condition: Fine condition with good natural patina, old wear and traces of use. Minor age cracks.
Provenance: Swiss private collection. Novel Art Gallery, Frank C. Russek, Zurich. German private collection, acquired at TEFAF art fair from the above in 1995, for the price of 10.600 Swiss Francs. Thence by descent in the same family. The original expertise dated 1995 is accompanying this lot.
Dimensions: Height 106 cm. Depth 42 cm.
The armrests each supported by two curved side posts, the braided rattan seat within a rounded frame, all resting on cylindrical legs joined by four stretchers. The undersides with inscription “Daoguang 16” (1836).
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Jumu Yokeback chair bearing a similar ruyi carving at Christies New York, on August 22nd, 2018, lot 204 (sold for USD 8.125,-).