07 mai 2013

Chinese Huanghuali and Hongmu Cabinet with Carved Dragon Doors, 20th Century

Chinese Huanghuali and Hongmu Cabinet with Carved Dragon Doors, 20th Century.  43 1/2 inches by 27 3/8 inches. Each carved panel with scattered splits, the left with a loss approximately 1/4 inches wide along the left edge, and with splits along the right side; the right panel with gaps along the edges and splits; the side and back panels split, as illustrated. Estimate $800-1200. Lot sold $ 144,133.20 iGavel Auctions. Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art. May 1st,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2013

An important Transitional zitan calligrapher's table, China, 17th century and later.

An important Transitional zitan calligrapher's table, China, 17th century and later. Photo Nagel Auktionen The cleated rectangular top above three frieze drawers, raised on square slightly tapered legs with pierced angles and ending in scroll feet, fine 'huang' patina. 90x174x48 cm. Estimate 12 000-15 000 € Originally with fixed panel frieze, likely adapted during the reign of Qianlong to accommodate extant three drawer configuration. The emperor Yongle (1403-24) passed an edict that the timber was to be used for... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2013

A pair of square elm stools, China, 2nd half 18th century

A pair of square elm stools, China, 2nd half 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The square frame, supported by a bowed cross-shaped brace, with a soft mat seat above straight aprons on corner-legs with floor stretches and horse-hoof feet  - Minor restorations. 45 x 69 x 69 cm. Estimate 15 000-18 000 € Property from a German private collection, bought from Venzke, Berlin in the 1990ies Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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02 mai 2013

A huanghuali table, China, Ming-Qing dynasty.

A huanghuali table, China, Ming-Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen The plane plate above straight aprons on recessed legs with elongated bridle-joints with five strechers. Restorations. 80 x 104 x 67 cm. Estimate 15 000-18 000 € Property from a Hamburg private collection, bought February 2nd, 1998 from Venzke Asian Art, Berlin  Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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28 avril 2013

A rare huanghuali armchair 'meiguiyi', China, 17th century. 

A rare huanghuali armchair 'meiguiyi', China, 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The straight, rectangular frame-seat of the armchair is perched on round corner legs with stretchers and a foot-rest; the low rectangular back-rest has an ornamental apron; the stretchers above the seat are on suppoting poles. Restored, replaces pats, missing stretchers. 83 x 59 x 45 cm. Estimate 6 000 / 10 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10. http://www.auction.de
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28 avril 2013

A fine huanghuali armchair, China, 17th century

A fine huanghuali armchair, China, 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The rectangular seat with soft mat; the back legs extended to the backrest, connected with a bow above a middle panel divided in three compartments with rootwood plates and carved details; the armrests on supporting posts; the corner legs with a carved apron on the front, floor stretchers and a footrest. H. 105 cm. Estimate 30 000 / 50 000 € From an important Bavarian private collection, purchased in 1976 from Robert Ellsworth,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2013

A pair of fine huanghuali armchairs, China, 17th century

A pair of fine huanghuali armchairs, China, 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen The rectangular seat has a soft mat; it's back legs extended to the backrest, connected with a bow above a central panel divided into three compartments with rootwood plates and carved details; the armrests on supporting posts; the corner legs with a carved apron on the front, floor stretchers and a footrest. On the underside of the seat stretchers inscribed: 'shangfa huang dacheng' and 'eryue niansan' (23rd of 2nd month), 'qian... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2013

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe armchairs, China, 1550-1650

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe armchairs, China, 1550-1650. Photo Nagel Auktionen With five-part pressure wedge pin overlapping scarf joints supported on two rear circular section uprights which continue through the seat rail to form the back legs. The front legs are of similar construction, square in the section beneath the seat rail are tenoned into the underside of the arm with small sprandrels beneath the outcurving 'handles'. The plain S-curved splat is tenoned into the underside of the arm and into the back... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2013

A fine huanghuali table, China, Ming dynasty

A fine huanghuali table, China, Ming dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen Of "character one" table type (yi zi zhou shi). The rectangular top of standard mitred, mortice and tenon construction with a flush floating single plank tongue and grooved floating panel with three transverse dovetailed stretchers tenoned into the long rails. There is a break to the short end of the frame, now secured. The edge of the mitred frame has a softly molded section with a molded bottom edge. The splayed round legs are double lock mortice... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2013

A pair of impressive and large hardwood compound cabinets with carved zitan panels, China, Qing dynasty.

A pair of impressive and large hardwood compound cabinets with carved zitan panels, China, Qing dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen Straight, rectangular frame construction with corner poles extended to short legs. The two doors of the lower cabinet flank a removable middle pole above a hidden compartment and a straight apron. The front carved with five-clawed dragons within clouds above rocks and waves, the lower cabinet inside with a two-drawer-compartment, a shelf and covers for the hidden compartment.... [Lire la suite]
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