13 février 2018

A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century

Lot 957. A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century; 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) wide, 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The shaped back is carved with a large openwork circular medallion intricately carved with a flowering tree, with two shaped side panels. The whole is raised on a rectangular base with three drawers and supported on squat, incurved feet. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 978. A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 46 ¼ in. (117.5 cm.) high, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) wide, 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The chair has a curved crest rail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat,... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A magnificent twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 976. A magnificent twelve-panel Coromandel lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 107 ¾ in. (276.7 cm.) high, 20 7/8 in. (52.5 cm.) wide, 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) deep, each panel. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The screen is finely carved and vibrantly decorated on one side with a continuous scene centered by prunus, magnolia and pine trees growing around a large blue rock, to one side of this grouping are two spotted deer shown... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare pair of huanghuali square cabriole-leg stools, 17th-18th century

Lot 948. A rare pair of huanghuali square cabriole-leg stools, 17th-18th century; 20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high, 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 432,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each has a mat seat set in the square frame above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons. The whole is raised on elegant, beaded cabriole legs joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in scroll feet. Provenance: Chan Shing Kee, Hong Kong, November 1994. ... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

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

Lot 977. A huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 74 7/8 in. (190.2 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92.1 cm.) wide, 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The beautifully-proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded rectangular double-molded and beaded top, supported on elegantly splayed legs of double-molded and beaded square section. The large panels of the doors are set within... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century

Lot 962. A magnificent pair of zitan compound cabinets and hatchests, sijiangui, 19th century; 94 3/8 in. (239.8 cm.) high, 45 in. (114.3 cm.) wide, 21 3/8 in. (54.4 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 550,000 - USD 750,000. Price realised USD 600,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each cabinet is of massive rectangular form. The hatchest has square panel doors, elaborately carved in deep relief with a single dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, above the larger cabinet set with single-panel... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century

Lot 343. A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century; 11 1/2 by 30 3/4 by 30 3/4 in., 29.3 by 78 by 78 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the two panel top set within a square frame, all above a waisted section carved and pierced with archaistic scrolls and simulated bamboo nodes on each corner, continuing down to the shaped apron carved with confronting dragons, flanked by animal-head cabriole legs terminating in claw and... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2018

A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 341. A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75 3/4 by 40 by 42 1/2 in., 192.4 by 101.6 by 108 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the large cabinet set with a pair of hinged doors composed of single-board floating panel within rectangular frames, all above a blind rectangular panel and a plain apron, the shorter sides with similar aprons, opening to reveal the interior with two shelves, the upper shelf... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 351. A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2). Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York
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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]