A hardstone and jade -inlaid lacquer and hardwood wall panel. Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's
simulating a small curio cabinet with irregularly spaced fretwork-edged shelves enclosing a variety of works of art objects, including a hardstone and jade bowl of fruit, two jade vases, a porcelain bowl and a cinnabar lacquer vase filled with coral and hardstone flowers, a jade carving of immortals, a jade chime suspended froma gilt dragon hook, a jade ruyi scepter, a faux lapis carving of a qilin and a simulated silk-covered pile of books, partially concealed behind a pair of glazed doors, all on an ochre lacquered ground. Height 45 in., 114.3 cm; Width 32 1/4 in., 81.9 cm; Depth 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 15,000-25,000 USD
NOTE: A similar pair was sold at Christie's, New York, 19th March 2009, lot 639.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com