28 février 2019

A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century

Lot 317. A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century; 32 1/2 by 39 by 39 in., 82.5 by 99 by 99 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with large floating-panel top set on a frame with four corner legs of circular section set on low apron and supporting stretchers all carved to imitate lengths of bamboo, with naturalistic nodes overall, the legs particularly well carved with nodes of increasing... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 305. An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 46 by 25 3/4 by 19 in., 116.8 by 65.4 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving sharply back, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2019

An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 307. An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century; 31 1/2 by 90 3/4 by 18 1/2 in., 80 by 230.5 by 47 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's with spectacular thick single-board top with central large 'ghost-face' whorls and flanking subsidiary whorls and superb grain overall, butted on the ends with upright grooved everted flanges, the outer edge with a... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 350. A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century; each 42 by 22 by 17 1/4 in., 106.7 by 56 by 44 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 USD. Lot sold 264,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each composed of thick and generously proportioned members with a shaped headrest set on the curved crestrail, with truncated terminals supported on slightly S-shaped backsplat and backposts continuing through the seatframe to form the straight back... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A magnificent and very rare pair of huanghuali cabinets, with display shelf and exposed tenons, Lianggegui, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 315. A magnificent and very rare pair of huanghuali cabinets, with display shelf and exposed tenons, Lianggegui, Late Ming dynasty, 17th- 18th Century; 75 5/8 by 38 1/2 by 19 in., 192 by 97.8 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 USD. Lot sold 384,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each accented by superbly grained single-board floating panels forming the sides and doors, secured within thick raised frames edged with recessive rounded lobing and beading, set on baitong rectangular hinges... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 312. A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 38 1/2 by 27 1/2 by 21 in., 97.8 by 69.8 by 53.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 408,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with very generously proportioned long three-member looping crestrail with rounded flattened hand-grips, the backsplat finely carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing vegetal scrolls, above a panel of two birds amidst the 'Three Friends... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2019

A huanghuali high-waist stand, 17th century

Lot 408. A huanghuali high-waist stand, 17th century. Height  27 in, 68.6 cm; Width 18 1/4  in., 46.2 cm; Depth 13. 7/8  in., 35.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 257,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the floating panel top of standard miter, mortise and tenon construction with a flush tongue and groove floating panel above a recessed waist and apron, tenoned and half-lapped to the square section legs extending down and terminating in well-defined hoof feet.  ... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century;32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The protruding round-corner top supported on slightly splayed corner posts of round section, enclosing the rectangular single-panel doors opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain narrow aprons and apron-head... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 11. A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty; 87 by 215 by 44.5cm., 34 1/4 by 84 5/8 by 17 1/2 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 131,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 the panelled top with 'ice-plate' edge, the beaded square legs joined by a plain straight apron with apron-head spandrels and the front and back legs secured by pairs of cross braces. Provenance: Purchased from Hei Hung-Lu, Hong Kong, late 1980s/early 1990s. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 1. A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty; 101 by 73 by 56cm., 39 3/4 by 28 3/4 by 22in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 161,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 each with curving toprail sloping down to the arms supported on serpentine side posts and terminating in a curved hook beyond the corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped panel enclosing a stylised altar emblem, the back corner posts... [Lire la suite]