28 mars 2017

A ‘Huanghuali’ Dressing Case With Carved Doors And Gilt-Bronze Fittings, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 3508. A ‘Huanghuali’ Dressing Case With Carved Doors And Gilt-Bronze Fittings, Late Ming – Early Qing Dynasty, 37 x 39.1 x 32.1 cm. Est. HK$800,000 – 1.2 million / US$103,000 – 154,000. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, constructed with straight sides resting on a slightly larger base with a stylised lotus lappet border, surmounted by a cover hinged on the back of the dressing case, the front with a pair of doors hinged to the sides with cusped and finely detailed gilt-bronze plates, embellished across... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century

Lot 2040. A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 2,500 ~ 4,000. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€34,715). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular top terminating with everted ends, supported on trestle legs framing openwork panels carved with ruyi-heads, the beaded apron continuing onto scrolling spandrels. 14 1/2in (37cm) wide Provenance: Acquired in 1948 by Lester Knox Little (1892-1981), the last foreign Inspector General of the Chinese Customs Service. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century

Lot 2041. A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century. Estimate  USD  80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 93,750 (€86,789). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular paneled top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a plain recessed apron separated by oval rails joined to paired stretchers. 31 3/4 x 37 1/2 x 21in (80.6 x 95.3 x 53.3cm) Note: A very similar table is illustrated by Wang Shixiang in Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1990, vol. 2, p.96, plate... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2017

The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “south­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century

Lot 625. The Ecke Chairs. A very rare pair of huanghuali “south­ern official’s hat” chairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-century. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each is constructed from convex square members. The stepped crestrail is supported by a S-shaped splat and curved back posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering braces and the front posts which continue through the seat to form the front legs. All are above a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 640. A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each has a well-carved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear stiles which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved vertical braces and curved front posts which continue through the seat frame to form the front legs. The molded seat frame encloses a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare and impressive huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century

Lot 628. A very rare and impressive huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The massive, single floating panel is set in a rectangular frame with beaded edge, above plain, beaded aprons and cloud-form spandrels. The whole is raised on thick legs of rounded section and joined by pairs of stretchers enclosing openwork panels above plain beaded aprons and spandrels. 32 ¾ in. (83.2 cm.) high, 86 ¼ in.... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2017

A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed,luohanchuan, 18th century

Lot 643. A magnificent and important zitan luohan bed, luohanchuan, 18th century. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The solid shaped back and side panels are fitted into a thick rectangular frame carved with molded edge and set with a mat platform, above a narrow, concave waist and plain, beaded aprons. The whole is raised on thick beaded, inward-curving legs. 29 in. (73.7 cm.) high, 86 ½ in. (219.7 cm.) wide, 50 ½ in. (128.3 cm.) deep Provenance: Chang... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Ming furniture at Andy Hei

A Huanghuali Wood Lohan Bed with Marble Panels, Ming Dynasty, 16th Century; 209(L) x 111(D) x 106(H)cm. Courtesy Andy Hei.  A Huanghuali Wood Folding and Detachable Chair, Ming Dynasty, 16th Century; 64(L) x 84(D) x 108(H)cm. Courtesy Andy Hei.   A Huanghuali Wood Long Table with Giant Arm Braces, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century; 169(L) x 53(D) x 79(H)cm. Courtesy Andy Hei.  A Huanghuali Wood Altar Table with Flanges, Ming Dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties. Huanghuali wood, brass, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.375 in, 21.27 cm; depth: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1991.813 © Denver Art Museum. This chest with lidded compartment and three drawers is made from huanghuali wood, a material admired for its beautiful grain and warm color. It would likely have been used to hold a scholar's implements.
02 janvier 2017

Table, China, 1500s-1600, Ming dynasty

Table, China, 1500s-1600, Ming dynasty. Huanghuali wood, height: 33 in, 83.82 cm; width: 64.25 in, 163.19 cm; depth: 19.375 in, 49.21 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach 1991.811 © Denver Art Museum This table illustrates the simplicity of form achieved by Chinese furniture makers during the Ming period (1368-1644). The beautiful grain of the huanghuali wood suited the taste of Chinese scholars, who surrounded themselves with objects made of fine natural materials. The skilled craftsmanship... [Lire la suite]
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