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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09 novembre 2016

A pair of rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 201. A pair of rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 49,640 - USD 74,460). Price Realised GBP 233,000 (USD 289,153). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each stool has a frame top enclosing a soft mat seat, supported on gently tapered square-form legs terminating in hoof feet and joined by plain aprons and humpback stretchers. 22 in. (56 cm.) wide x 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep x 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 199. A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, forming an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel flanked by beaded shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame above shaped, beaded aprons and spandrels carved... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali low back chair, meiguiyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 198. A rare huanghuali low back chair, meiguiyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The chair has a straight toprail, with a beaded shaped apron extending to the spandrels. The mat seat has a wide frame and the legs are joined by further beaded shaped aprons and stretchers. 34 in. (86.3 cm.) high, 22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm.) wide, 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) deep.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 200. A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 62,300 - USD 87,220). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The chair is finely carved with a ruyi-shaped panel to the shaped backsplat, flanked by corner posts which extend through the rectangular seat frame enclosing a mat seat. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering side posts and front posts extending to the front legs. The legs are joined by a beaded... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2016

A pair of huanghuali and hongmu square-corner compound cabinets, sijiangui, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 194. A pair of huanghuali and hongmu square-corner compound cabinets, sijiangui, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 123,300 - USD 184,950). Photo Sotheby's. each huanghuali-veneered cabinet of rectangular form, comprising a smaller top chest resting on a larger bottom one, the top cabinet of mitre, mortise, tenon, tongue-and-grooved flush floating-panel construction with four square uprights, the bottom cabinet similarly constructed with... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2016

A rare and large huanghuali square table, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 195. A rare and large huanghuali square table, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 123,300 - USD 246,600). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The table is decorated with a wide apron carved with dragons, above scroll-form spandrels and supported on legs of circular section. 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high, 41 in. (104 cm.) wide Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
14 octobre 2016

A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty

Lot 3018. A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 380,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sothebys.  the top of mitre, mortise and tenon frame construction with a tongue-and-grooved floating panel supported by two dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame, resting atop four square uprights pyramid-joined to the top with one tenon exposed, the uprights... [Lire la suite]