30 janvier 2019

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

Lot 14. A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table, Pingtouan, Late Ming Dynasty; 83 by 201 by 46cm., 32 5/8 by 79 1/8 by 18 1/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 749,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 the solid top with 'ice-plate' edge, the round 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. ... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2019

An imperial huanghuali six-post 'dragon' canopy bed, jiazichuang, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2532. An imperial huanghuali six-post 'dragon' canopy bed, jiazichuang, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 90 1/2 x 91 x 62 in. (229.9 x 231.4 x 157.5 cm). Estimate HK$2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price Realized HK$1,820,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The bed with soft mat top set within the rectangular frame above a high recessed waist with short bamboo-form vertical struts, the panels in-between carved with bird-and-flower design, the beaded curvilinear apron elaborately carved in high relief with a pair of... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A pair of zitan low tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2759. A pair of zitan low tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 52 by 88 by 52 cm 20 1/2 by 34 5/8 by 20 1/2 in. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each of rectangular form with a broad table top set in a plain frame, resting on a beaded-edge cloud-shaped apron decorated in low-relief with archaistic scrolls, extending to square-section legs terminating in hooved feet. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Oct 10, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

A pair of zitan low armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 2758. A pair of zitan low armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 88.5 by 79 by 60.5 cm 34 7/8 by 31 1/8 by 23 3/4 in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each with a wide splat terminating in a scroll end at the top, carved on the front in low relief with a bat suspending a beribboned zoomorphic chime and pendant tassels, flanked by open framework bordered by keyfret and archaistic scrolls, the armrests similarly decorated with two... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

An extremely rare six-post canopy zitan bed, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2627. An extremely rare six-post canopy zitan bed, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 222 by 278 by 177 cm. 87 1/2 by 109 1/2 by 69 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000,000 — 20,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 23,060,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. resting on four thick cabriole legs carved at the corners with dragon heads, their bodies stretching along the side aprons, the aprons further embellished with double-cash coins and wan symbols, all centred on a... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

A pair of huanghuali horseshoeback armchairs (quanyi), 17th-18th century

Lot 421. A pair of huanghuali horseshoeback armchairs (quanyi), 17th-18th century; Height 40 in., 101.6 cm; Width 23 3/4  in., 60.3 cm; Depth 18 1/4  in., 46.4 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. each with a curving crestrail in five sections terminating in everted handgrips, above a S-shaped backsplat, flanked by narrow shaped-flange brackets, with a soft cane seat and molded seat frame, on circular section legs joined... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2019

A pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs (meiguiyi), 17th century

Lot 409. A pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs (meiguiyi), 17th century; Height 31 1/2  in., 80 cm; Width 20 7/8  in., 53 cm; Depth 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. each with the rounded corner top rail pipe-joined to the stiles continuing through the seat frame to form the back legs, the arms with similar round corners mortised, tenoned and half-lapped to the stiles and pipe-joined to the posts, two horizontal... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2019

A large huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century

Lot 1372. A large huanghuali square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century; 76 in. (193 cm.) high, 41 3/16 in. (104.6 cm.) wide, 21 5/8 in. (54.9 cm.) deep. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $314,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of rectangular shape, the square posts framing an open shelf enclosed by shaped aprons and spandrels, above the cabinet with two doors fitted flush and opening to reveal the shelved interior above two drawers, all above plain aprons on the front and... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A huanghuali round-cornered tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiaokanggui, 18th century

Lot 1369. A huanghuali round-cornered tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiaokanggui, 18th century; 40 1/8 in. (101.8 cm.) high, 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide, 18¾ in. (47.7 cm.) deep. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $290,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The round-corner top supported on legs of rounded square section, framing the single-panel doors, the upper section of each carved in openwork with small florets amidst a latticework design, above the lower section with... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1366. A huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 39 5/8 in. (100.6 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) deep. Estimate $35,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The protruding top frame with beaded, rounded edges supported on corner posts of rounded square section framing the panel doors, opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain aprons and spandrels on the front and... [Lire la suite]