01 décembre 2017

A magnificent and massive pair of huanghuali compound cabinets and hat chests, sijiangui, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 8113. A magnificent and massive pair of huanghuali compound cabinets and hat chests, sijiangui, Late Ming dynasty; 106 1/8 in. (271.5 cm.) high, 44 3/16 in. (112.3 cm.) wide, 22 7/16 in. (56.9 cm.) deep. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 14,500,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each cabinet 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 single panel... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2017

An exceptionally rare huanghuali lowback armchair,meiguiyi, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty

Lot 8111. An exceptionally rare huanghuali lowback armchair,meiguiyi, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty; 20 3/4 in. (52.7cm.) wide, 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) deep, 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The chair with a square-section top rail supported on posts of conforming shape extending to the back legs bracing series of vertical and horizontal square-section spindles forming three layers... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2017

A very rare burlwood-inlaid huanghuali high-waist painting table, huazhuo, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 8109. A very rare burlwood-inlaid huanghuali high-waist painting table, huazhuo, Late Ming dynasty; 53 1/4 in. (135.2 cm.) long, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) deep, 32 1/8 in. (81.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single-panel burlwood top is set within a wide rectangular frame, above an elegant tall waist and plain beaded aprons, all supported on sturdy corner legs of square section terminating in... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2017

£5 million for incredibly rare Chinese chairs at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

Lot 80. An important and exceptionally rare set of four huanghuali folding chairs, Jiaoyi, 16th-17th century. Estimate  GBP  150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for £5,296,250 (€5,975,483). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A Set of Four Huanghuali Folding Chairs were sold for £5,296,500 at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale in London today (Thursday 9 November). The chairs are the only known version of this form and type, and are widely considered a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty furniture. They had... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A tiger-maple four-poster canopy bed,jiazichuang, 18th century

Lot 190. A tiger-maple four-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century. 90¼ in. (229.9 cm.) high, 80 in. (223.3 cm.) wide, 55½ in. (141 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The longyan wood bed is characteristic of Fujian manufacture and is of lofty and generous proportion. The soft mat sleeping platform is enclosed by a rectangular frame and narrow waist above square-section legs joined by a beaded apron... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A nanmu-inset huanghuali wine table, jiuzhuo, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 149. A nanmu-inset huanghuali wine table, jiuzhuo, Ming dynasty, 17th century. 36 ½ in. (92.7 cm.) wide, 18 ¼ in. (46.5 cm.) deep, 29 in. (73.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The single panel top is set within a rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels. The table is supported overall on legs of rounded section, joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: With Grace Wu Bruce.Property from a Distinguished... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2017

A rare pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 146. A rare pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 400,000 (USD 260,800 - USD 521,600). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On each chair the sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel enclosing confronted chilong dragons and flanked by shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

An extremely rare and important pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 150. An extremely rare and important pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 800,000 - GBP 1,200,000 (USD 1,043,200 - USD 1,564,800). Price realised GBP 908,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On each chair the sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the back splat decorated with an openwork four-lobed cartouche. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 76. A huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate USD  40,000 - 60,000. Sold for US$ 48,750 (€41,888). Photo: Bonhams. The three-board top set in a rectangular frame, bordered by a 'water stopping' edge above a short waist, the aprons muscularly carved on each side with striding pairs of confronting archaistic chilong wreathed with foliate scroll, all raised on four thick cabriole legs of square section decorated with curling leaves, terminating in 'pearl and leaf' feet... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2017

A massive huanghuali compound cabinet, dingxianggui, 18th century

Lot 77. A massive huanghuali compound cabinet, dingxianggui, 18th century. Estimate USD  50,000 - 100,000. Sold for US$ 75,000 (€64,444). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising of two sections, the smaller chest stacked on the top of the lower cabinet, both of rectangular form and each faced with two doors separated by a vertical stile, the four doors centering on a finely carved cartouche composed of foliate scroll swirling around phoenixes, auspicious chimes and bats, the corners of each door further... [Lire la suite]