Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Chinese, 19th century. A group of two similar carved giltwood figural sculptures, each depicting a male seated figure, possibly monk or immortal, with face chain or facial beading adornment below mustache, each with heavy arched eyebrows, bald heads, polychrome red lips, rounded cheeks, pleasant faces and elongated earlobes, each on red block form bench seat wearing long robes, in relaxed pose. One with applied label on verso with Chinese text, otherwise unmarked. Figure with man with bent elevated knee approximate height 24.4", width 15.3", depth 13.7".
Each with wear to gilt throughout, each with losses to gilt and wood at top of figure's head and shoes. One with significant wood losses to right shoulder, the other with losses near foot on base. Each with two vertical wood splits on back. One with losses to fingers with repairs. Separation seams where figure meets base on each, one base with horizontal split. Works with splits and losses but appear to be stable. No other signs of damage, loss or repair.