23 janvier 2020

A huali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century

Lot 1574. A huali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century; 86 5/8 in. (220 cm.) high, 90½ in. (228 cm.) wide, 62½ in. (158.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The framed soft-cane top is set into the platform above a narrow waist and rounded plain apron continuing to the square legs with incurving hoof feet. The four corner posts and two front posts are joined on the three sides and part of... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A nanmu square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century

Lot 1568. A nanmu square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century; 65 7/8 in. (167.3 cm.) high, 29 in. (73.6 cm.) wide, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  Of rectangular shape, the cabinet has an open top shelf enclosed by plain aprons and spandrels, above the cabinet with two doors, deeply carved with dense peony meander issuing from rocks. The two doors are fitted flush and open to reveal... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A pair of zitan lowback armchairs, meiguiyi, 18th century

Lot 1561. A pair of zitan lowback armchairs, meiguiyi, 18th century; 28¾ in. (73 cm.) high, 22 in. (55.7 cm.) wide, 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  Each has a straight toprail continuing through the rounded corners to the back posts. The straight, open back is framed on three sides by an inset, beaded apron and shaped spandrels. The straight arms continue down to form the front posts, which are... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A very rare zitan folding stool, jiaowu, 17th-18th century

  Lot 1580. A very rare zitan folding stool, jiaowu, 17th-18th century; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high, 23 in. (59 cm.) wide, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The stool is of elegant form with a woven seat joined by two thick members forming the upper frame, above two pairs of hinged legs of circular section joined at the middle with metal hardware and at the front by the footrest above a... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2020

A huanghuali waisted daybed, ta, 17th-18th century

Lot 1569. A huanghuali waisted daybed, ta, 17th-18th century; 17¼ in. (43.7 cm.) high, 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide, 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 315,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  The well-proportioned bed has a narrow waist, which supports a sturdy rectangular frame enclosing the hard mat seat. The bed is raised on sturdy, slightly inward curving legs of square section, connected by shaped, beaded aprons carved in relief... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2020

A pair of huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 1564. A pair of huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi 17th-18th century; 42 3/8 in. (107.8 cm.) high, 21 3/8 in. (54.4 cm.) wide, 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  Each chair has a shaped crest rail with an S-shaped backsplat and curved arm rails, supported on curving vertical stiles, that extend beyond the front posts. Each chair is raised on... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A magnificent and very rare pair of massive huanghuali compound cabinets and hatchests, Sijiangui, 17th century

Lot 1566. A magnificent and very rare pair of massive huanghuali compound cabinets and hatchests, Sijiangui, 17th century; 110 ½ in. (280.6 cm.) high, 49 in. (124.4 cm.) wide, 24 ½ in. (63 cm.) deep. Estimate: USD 1,200,000-1,800,000. Price realised USD 1,563,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  Each is of massive rectangular form and constructed from large panels of huanghuali with beautiful graining and rich amber tone. The hat chest has two square panel doors with a removable... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century

Lot 29. A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century. Height 31 in., 78.7 cm; Width 35 3/4  in., 98.8 cm; Depth 20 3/8  in., 51.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 118,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of simianping, 'four sides flush' form, with a single top panel of well-figured burlwood enclosed by a wide, straight-edged frame set directly upon slender corner legs of square section terminating in high hoof feet, the underside with... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A qiangjin and tianqi-decorated lacquer panel mounted as a cabinet, the panel: Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 41. A qiangjin and tianqi-decorated lacquer panel mounted as a cabinet, the panel: Kangxi period (1662-1722); Dimensions de l'armoire: 203,5 x 100,3 x 51,3 cm. (80 1/8 x 39½ x 20¼ in.). Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000. Price realised EUR 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Le panneau frontal est décoré en laque rouge, vert foncé et ocre sur fond brun (tianqi) incisée et soulignée à l'or (qiangjin), d'un dragon à cinq griffes au corps noueux évoluant parmi les... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A rare and large qiangjin and tianqi decorated 'dragon' lacquer cabinet, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 40. A rare and large qiangjin and tianqi decorated 'dragon' lacquer cabinet, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Hauteur: 193 cm. (76 in.) ; Largeur: 129,5 cm. (51 in.) ; Profondeur: 65 cm. (25 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Ouvrant à deux portes, elle est décorée en laque rouge, vert foncé et ocre sur fond brun (tianqi), incisée et soulignées à l'or (qiangjin). Les portes sont ornées de quatre dragons à quatre griffes au... [Lire la suite]