25 février 2016

A pair of rare huanghuali round-corner tapering cabinets with latticework (gui), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A pair of rare huanghuali round-corner tapering cabinets with latticework (gui), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each wood-pin hinge cabinet of typical mitered, mortise and tenon frame construction with an inset panel to the top, the outside edge of the frame double-cushion-molded with double beading, the similarly molded and beaded stiles mortise and tenoned into the frame splaying gently in both elevations towards the base, a narrow framed upper... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2016

A huanghuali recessed-leg long table (qiaotouan), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 20. A huanghuali recessed-leg long table (qiaotouan), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the top a two-board floating panel tongue-and-grooved to the frame with shaped everted flanges, the edge of the frame molded inward terminating with a beaded edge, over a beaded-edge wide apron with a central arch suspending a single fuschia-like bloom, inset on one side with a pair of narrow drawers, the beaded cloud-scroll spandrels set on gently bidirectional played... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2016

A pair of massive huanghuali square-corner compound cabinets (sijiangui), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 42. A pair of massive huanghuali square-corner compound cabinets (sijiangui), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimation 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each huanghuali-veneered cabinet of rectangular form, comprising a smaller top cabinet resting on a larger bottom one, the top cabinet of miter, mortise, tenon, tongue-and-grooved flush floating-panel construction with four square uprights, the bottom cabinet similarly constructed with rectangular floating panels set... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2016

A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty17

Lot 31. A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.  Estimation 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with a gently curving crestrail slightly flattened and widened towards the center and ending in rounded swept back ends, the bowed rear posts tenoned to the underside of the 'yoke', extending through the seat rail forming the back legs, the C-form splat divided into three floating-panel sections, an... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Ming furniture from an Asian Private Collection

 Couch Bed Luohan Chuang, Huanghuali Wood, Late Ming (1573–1644); Width 206.5 cm / Depth 90.9 cm / Height 79.1 cm / Seat Height 47.3 cm. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Following the ‘white-glove sale’ of Ming Furniture – The Dr S Y Yip Collection in October 2015, Sotheby’sHong Kong is honoured to offer Ming Furniture – An Asian Private Collection in the Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale series on 6 April 2016. The Collection is distinguished by its owner’s connoisseurship and keen interest in the history of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2015

A large huanghuali Southern official's hat armchair, China, 17th century

A large huanghuali Southern official's hat armchair, China, 17th century. Estimate CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 83 330.- / 111 110. Photo Koller. H 121, seat 61x47 cm. Stained in a dark tone.  This type of chair is illustrated in Robert H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture, New York, 1970, pl. 6. Swiss private collection, purchased at Chan Shing Kee, Hong Kong in 1990 (invoice lost). Koller. Art Asiatique (Himalaya et Chine): Vente A175AS, 17 November 2015 10:00

15 novembre 2015

A small but fine huanghuali altar table (pingtou'an), China, Ming dynasty

A small but fine huanghuali altar table (pingtou'an), China, Ming dynasty. Estimate CHF 30 000.- / 50 000.- € 27 780.- / 46 300. Photo Koller. 103x39.5x83 cm. Minor restorations.  Swiss private collection, purchased at Martin Fung Hongkong in 1987. Certificate available (there dated back to the 16th century).  Koller. Art Asiatique (Himalaya et Chine): Vente A175AS, 17 November 2015 10:00
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29 octobre 2015

Sotheby's announces Sale of Chinese Art including Classical Chinese Furniture from a private collection

LONDON.- On 11 November 2015, Sotheby’s London will bring to the market an exemplary selection of Chinese furniture and ceramics. Alongside the biannual auction of Important Chinese Art, Sotheby’s will offer the single-owner sale of Classical Chinese Furniture from a European Private Collection. Robert Bradlow, Senior Director, Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby’s London, commented: “This season we are delighted with the quality and freshness of the works we have sourced, in particular the exceptional collection of... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

An important and very rare set of four huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi

Lot 2030. An important and very rare set of four huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Late 16th-early 17th century; 48 in. (122 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 18 5/8 in. (47.4 cm.) deep. Estimate $1,800,000 - $2,500,000. Price Realized $4,197,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of grand proportions, each chair has a well-carved, curved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A rare zitan corner-leg side table, tiaozhuo, 17th-18th century

A rare zitan corner-leg side table, tiaozhuo, 17th-18th century. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $245,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The three-panel top is set within a wide, rectangular frame with double-beaded edge above a narrow concave waist and plain aprons. The slender legs are of rounded section and are joined by stepped stretchers of conforming shape. 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm.) high, 44 in. (111.8 cm.) wide, 21 ¾ in. (52.2 cm.) deep Provenance: Property from the Lai Family... [Lire la suite]