15 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century

Lot 881. A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 1/8 in. (109.5 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The single, floating-panel-top is set in a rectangular frame with molded edges above a tall waist and plain, beaded apron. The whole is supported by 'giant arm's' braces and raised on beaded legs of square section terminating in finely carved hoof feet. Note: Of elegant... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century

Lot 881. A rare huanghuali rock table, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 1/8 in. (109.5 cm.) wide, 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The single, floating-panel-top is set in a rectangular frame with molded edges above a tall waist and plain, beaded apron. The whole is supported by 'giant arm's' braces and raised on beaded legs of square section terminating in finely carved hoof feet. Note: Of elegant... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2019

A rare huanghuali recessed-leg table, 17th century

Lot 879. A rare huanghuali recessed-leg table, 17th century; 31 in. (78.5 cm.) high, 75 ½ in. (191.8 cm.) wide, 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 399,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The single-panel top is fitted with short, everted ends above plain aprons and spandrels. The whole is raised on thick legs of square section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, London, 2004. Note: The spare, economic lines of the... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2019

Back on Ming dynasty furniture sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 372. A rare huanghuali and nanmu wine table, jiuzhuo, 16th-17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 41 in. (104.1 cm.) wide, 29 5/8 in. (75.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 90,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 217,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The attractive large nanmu burl panel set into the broad rectangular huanghuali frame, with beaded 'ice-plate' edge above the wide, beaded undulating single-panel apron, the slightly splayed legs of circular... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, pingtouan, 17th century

Lot 1225. A huanghuali recessed-leg side table, pingtouan, 17th century; 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 43 in. (111.1 cm.) wide, 21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The three-panel top set within a wide rectangular frame above plain, beaded aprons and apron-head spandrels, all supported on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of stretchers. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 19 March 2008, lot 374. Note: This simple, refined form is one of... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare spotted bamboo-inlaid huanghuali recessed-leg wine table,jiuzhuo, 17th century

Lot 1217. A rare spotted bamboo-inlaid huanghuali recessed-leg wine table, jiuzhuo, 17th century; 31½ in. (80 cm.) high, 43¾ in. (111.1 cm.) wide, 24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The top attractively inlaid in a geometric pattern with fine strips of spotted bamboo, set within the wide rectangular frame with beaded, 'ice-plate' edge, above plain aprons and apron-head spandrels, all supported on legs of rounded section joined by pairs of... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

Qing dynasty furniture at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1226. A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century; 88 7/8 in. (225.7 cm.) high, 85 in. (216 cm.) wide, 55 in. (139.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The openwork top formed by a latticework of wan emblems repeated on the upper portion of the frame above chi dragon spandrels and stepped stretchers, the soft mat seat set within the thick, rectangular frame and enclosed by further wan latticework... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

Furniture from a North-American Chinese family collection, formed during the late Qing dynasty at Christie's, 26 March 2010

Lot 1228. An unusual zitan corner-leg partner's desk; 33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high, 55 3/8 in. (140.7 cm.) wide, 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With three-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame, above aprons and spandrels carved with archaistic scroll, the aprons of the two long sides opening to reveal two concealed drawers, all supported on legs of square section joined by a base stretcher raised on small tabs. ... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer low table, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 100. A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer low table, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 63 by 38cm., 24 3/4 by 14 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of rectangular form supported on a rectangular waist with oblong pierced panels raised on a everted barbed apron incurving at the corners to form the legs, the top finely inlaid with a scene of a group of three scholars on horseback and their attendants on foot arriving at a birthday celebration at a... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century

Lot 1118. A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century; 33¼ in. (84.3 cm.) high, 45¾ in. (116.2 cm.) wide, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The two-panel top is set within a rectangular frame with notched corners and beaded edge, and is supported on a narrow waist carved with archaistic scroll above a band of lotus lappets and shaped aprons further carved with archaistic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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