Four (4) Chinese rosewood side dining chairs, each with yoke shaped crestrail over an openwork splat carved with branches, flowers and a bird, the oval center inset with a hardstone or rouge marble medallion. Curved stiles transitioning into raked rear legs; paneled seat with slight bow front, over a carved skirt joined by cabriole legs and hoof style feet. Plain stretchers. Mortise and tenon and pegged construction. 38" H x 17" W x 15" D, 18" seat height. 20th century. CONDITION: All refinished with repairs to front legs and stretchers, shrinkage, surface wear and abrasions. 1st chair – 2" crack extending from repair at leg/seat joint. Appears restained with some residue on hardstone medallion. 2nd chair – Clean full horizontal break to hardstone medallion. Exposed and loosened nail at seat/joint repair. 3rd chair – Repaired breaks to crest rail and splat, splat is loose and has a 2" vertical crack. 4th chair – Hardstone medallion cracked into 3 pieces (but still inset in splat).
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