25 mars 2019

A 'huanghuali' square table, Qing dynasty, 19th-20th century

Lot 1614. A 'huanghuali' square table, Qing dynasty, 19th-20th century. Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm; Width 26 1/2  in., 67.3 cm; Depth 26 1/2  in., 67.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a three-board floating panel top within an 'ice-plate' edge.  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019  

25 mars 2019

A 'hualimu' recessed-leg table, Early 20th century

Lot 1613. A 'hualimu' recessed-leg table, Early 20th century. Height 31 3/4  in., 80.6 cm; Width 68 5/8  in., 174.3 cm; Depth 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a two-board flush floating top panel and archaistic scroll spandrels. Provenance: Christie's New York, 18th September 2006, lot 72.   Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019
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22 mars 2019

A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century

Lot 714. A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century. Height 40 1/4  in., 102.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely incised and colored in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions, the large circular top finely incised and gilt with two pairs of confronting writhing... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later

Lot 707.A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later. Height 36 3/4  in., 93.3 cm; Width 93 3/4  in., 238.1 cm; Depth 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. a long, well figured, single-plank top set with everted ends, supported beneath by four transverse stretchers and a narrow, molded frame with beaded edges, forming a straight apron above boldly carved stylized phoenix-head... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century

Lot 1663. A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century; 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm.) high, 74 ½ in. (189.2 cm.) wide, 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The two-panel top is set into a molded, rectangular frame fitted with everted ends above beaded aprons and shaped spandrels pierced with a ruyi motif. The whole is raised on finely beaded trestle legs fitted with a rectangular, openwork panel above plain aprons and spandrels and... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

Lot 1666. A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century; 46 in. (116.8 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The curved, protruding crestrail is supported on an S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms rails are supported on curved stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The soft mat seat is set in the rectangular... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century

Lot 1662. A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century; 89 ½ in. (227.3 cm.) high, 83 in. (210.8 cm.) wide, 48 in. (121.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The mat seat is set in a rectangular frame above the narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with confronted chilong amidst scrolls. The whole is raised on cabriole legs carved with lion masks terminating in paw feet. The posts are joined on all sides by openwork railings carved with stylized... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 1667. A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century;70 in. (177.8 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in.(49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The beautifully proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded, protruding, rectangular, molded top supported on elegantly splayed legs of rounded square section. The doors are constructed from two large panels of attractively grained huanghuali on either... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century

Lot 1664. A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century; 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each has an elegantly curved top rail carved with high, rounded corners that continue to the curving back posts and extend through the frame of a mat seat to form the rear legs. The back posts are joined by a low horizontal back panel carved in openwork with two confronted dragons... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

A large and impressive zitan luohan bed, luohanchuang, 17th-18th century with modifications

Lot 1668. A large and impressive zitan luohan bed, luohanchuang, 17th-18th century with modifications; 41 in. (104 cm.) high, 86 ¾ in. (220.3 cm.) wide, 57 ¾ in. (146.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hard mat seat is set into the rectangular frame above the narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons crisply carved with chilong confronted on a central medallion enclosing stylized mythical beasts, the side aprons further carved... [Lire la suite]