01 septembre 2013

A pair of huanghuali square stools (fangdeng), 17th century

A pair of huanghuali square stools (fangdeng), 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's each with typical mitered, mortise and tenon frame construction, the frame drilled for a soft mat seat with two bowed stretchers beneath, above a straight waist and simple apron, supported on legs of square section, joined by arched stretchers, and terminating in hoof feet (2). Height 20 in., 51 cm; Width 21 3/4  in., 55 cm; Depth 21 3/4  in., 55 cm. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 USD Provenance: Manfred... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2013

A huanghuali horseshoeback armchair (quanyi), 17th  century

A huanghuali horseshoeback armchair (quanyi), 17th  century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's with a slender, extravagantly arched crestrail of five sections joined by pressure pegged scarf joins and a wide bowed rectangular splat flanked by shaped integral beaded flanges carved with an ogival medallion of a pair of chilong above a beaded and shaped rectangular panel of an archaistic gu containing an abundance of flowers and a bombé form censer and cover and a pair stylized confronting... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

A huanghuali inlaid nanmu couch bed (luohanchuang), 17th century

A huanghuali inlaid nanmu couch bed (luohanchuang), 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of elegant proportions, the removable back and arm rails of solid board nanmu panels carefully inlaid withhuanghuali, the center panel with a pair of sinuous confronting chilong in low relief each within a rectangular frame and centered by a raised boxwood circular medallion of a stylized shou character, the side panels each with a single dragon similar to the others, the inlaid... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2013

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th century

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's each with an elegantly scrolling crestrail terminating in truncated ends, joined to slender curved stiles and a wide S-curved rectangular splat, the serpentine outline arms recessed with the truncated ends continuing, supported by shaped brackets, and with a curved brace joined to the molded hard-matted seat frame above a shaped and beaded apron, all resting on cylindrical legs joined by four ascending... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

A pair of huanghuali and boxwood inlaid nanmu compound cabinets (sijiangui), Ming dynasty, 17th century

A pair of huanghuali and boxwood inlaid nanmu compound cabinets (sijiangui), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of massive rectangular form, in two sections, the upper chest with two square panel doors, the large cabinet with a pair of rectangular panel doors, each inlaid with a sinuous chilong issuing lingzhi within a raised frame ofhuanghuali wood, the horizontal panel above the plain apron inlaid with a frieze of boxwood latticework of linked ruyi-heads, the interior with... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

A huanghuali six post canopy bed (jiazichuang), 17th century

A huanghuali six post canopy bed (jiazichuang), 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the wide rectangular mitered frame with a soft-mat sleeping surface, the underside with a pair of bowed stretchers and four corner braces, supported on a recessed waist above a straight apron on four beaded legs of square section ending in hoof feet, the six square section and concave beaded posts joined with five openwork panels of archaistic design comprised of three horizontal... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2013

A rare huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet (yuanjiaogui), Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare huanghuali round-cornered tapered cabinet (yuanjiaogui), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of typical miter, mortise and tenon frame construction with an inset lacquered softwood panel top with two transverse stretchers, the outside edge of the frame is double cushion molded, the similarly molded posts are double lock mortise and tenoned into this frame and splay gently in both elevations towards the base, the single board side panels are tongue and grooved into the side edges of the... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2013

Mobilier chinois de la Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne

Paravent à six feuilles, Chine. Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Paravent à huit feuilles, dynastie Qing, Règne de Kangxi (1662-1722). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Cabinet, vers 1670, dynastie Qing, Règne de Kangxi (1662-1722). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Paravent à dix feuilles (commande portugaise), province de Henan, dynastie Qing, Règne de Kangxi (1662-1722). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne
02 juillet 2013

Paravent « Au Paon ». Chine, XIXe siècle

Paravent « Au Paon ». Chine, XIXe siècle. Photo courtesy Kohn Laque noir, pierres dures, nacre et turquoise. H. 213 cm, L. 278 cm. Petits manques. Estimation : 12 000 / 15 000 € Cet exceptionnel paravent en laque de Chine se compose de cinq feuilles décorées à l’avers et au revers. Sur la face principale se détache un superbe paon en nacre posé sur une branche.La végétation et les autres volatiles qui l’entourent s’agrémentent de pierres dures et de turquoises et donne à la scène un très bel... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2013

Rare armoire en zitan. Chine, dynastie Qing, début du XVIIIe siècle - Sotheby's

Rare armoire en zitan. Chine, dynastie Qing, début du XVIIIe siècle - Sotheby's ouvrant à deux vantaux, la partie haute faite de barres verticales ajourées et rythmées d'un cartouche quadrilobé abritant deux phénix stylisés affrontés entourant une fleur de lotus épanouie, les réserves se répétant sur les côtés abritant deux dragons stylisés affrontés autour de la perle d'immortalité, un registre finement sculpté de dragons archaïsants stylisés affrontés séparant la partie basse pleine, reposant sur... [Lire la suite]