The Property of a Gentleman 士紳藏品
A very rare set of four huanghuali square stools, fangdeng 16th/17th century (4)
A very rare set of four huanghuali square stools, fangdeng
Each with the wood seat formed by two rectangular panels enclosed within a square mitre, mortise and tenon frame, with a moulded apron resembling a rounded member, supported on thick cylindrical legs joined by wrap-around humpback stretchers and openwork aprons of two vertical posts. 51cm (20in) square x 46cm (18 1/8in) high (4).
十六/十七世紀 黃花梨杌凳 四張成堂
Provenance: Fred Mueller Collection
A European private collection
Published and Illustrated:
R.H.Ellsworth, Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, Honolulu, 1982, pl.16 (one of the four stools)
來源： Fred Mueller先生舊藏
安思遠著，《Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections(夏威夷私人藏中國硬木傢俱)》，檀香山，1982年，圖16 (其一)
Compare with a similar huanghuali stool illustrated in Splendor of Style: Classical Furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Taipei, 1999, p.73. See also a related pair of huanghuali rectangular stools, in the collection of Robert and Cissy Tang, illustrated in The Radiant Ming 1368-1644: through the Min Chiu Society Collection, Hong Kong, 2015, p.288, no.222.
A zitan ‘camellia’ brushpot, bitong
19th century，£6,000 – 8,000