Lot 624

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A Pair of Antique Chinese Huanghuali Wood Square Stools, square frames enclosing flat panel tops above wide aprons with linked-ring struts supported on straight circular legs, mitered mortise and tenon construction; the underside retaining traces of clay and drill holes for soft-seat construction, height 20 1/2 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in. Provenance: Estate of Irene S. Chandler (1916-2010), New Orleans, LA, acquired S.Y. Ma, Hong Kong, 1953-1954 Note : The present panel tops possibly replaced an original woven soft-seat construction. For closely related examples, see Ellsworth, Robert Hatfield. Chinese Furniture: Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Early Ch'ing Dynasties. pp. 199 and 203, and Ecke, Gustav. Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings. pp. 93-97 For a discussion on items acquired by Irene Chandler during her stay in Asia from 1953-1954, see: Nolan, Vera, ""East Meets West in Home Decor"", Detroit Times, May 27, 1960 The article states: ""Irene Chandler had no idea how deeply her love of the Far East would penetrate her spirit. Nor did she dream it would whet her appetite to such a degree for the fine furniture she acquired and later brought home."""

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