An Extremely Rare and Magnificent Huanghuali Carved Kylin and Longevity Folding Horseshoe back Armchair from the Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, 2018 Beijing Poly Auction, December 8, 2018 Sale Catalogue

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Hardback auction catalogue.
Text in Chinese. Illustrations in color. Spine head, foot and outside corners slightly bumped. Spine cover bottom joints slightly worn. Pages are clean, contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound.
Preface by the American antique furniture scholar Ke Tisi. 1 lot, an extremely rare and magnificent Huanghuali carved Kylin and longevity folding horseshoe back armchair from the Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Beside presenting the lot, the catalogue includes plenty of information discussed in the forms of articles: “history of folding chair”, “popularity of folding chair”, “imperial provenance”, “armchair”, “folding chair for the officials”, “types of folding chair”, “longevity pattern ‘Shou'”, “mythical beast pattern ‘Kylin'”, “the benign mythical beast ‘Kylin'”, “structures of folding chair” and “pairs and sets”,
The Ten Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection is among the most important private collections in the US. The collection is named after the Wu Bin’s painting scroll “Ten-views of Lingbi Rock”, which was acquired by the owner for $1.21 million in the 1980s and set an auction record for classical Chinese painting. The Collection was built from 1990s, specializing in oriental art and include a great deal of Chinese imperial porcelains, classical paintings, and classical furnitures, reflecting the owner’s deep interest in the fields. The whole collection was mainly acquired from world-class dealers, Eskenazi built its Ming and Qing imperial porcelain part, J.J. Lally it’s song and yuan ceramics part and the Ming and Qing furnitures part was built by Marcus Flacks. Meanwhile, the owner often participated to world-class auction, generously collecting extremely rare Chinese works of art.
Size: 10.7×13.6×0.7 inches.
118 pages.

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