25 février 2011

Pair of Chinese Embossed Black Lacquered Wood Folding Chairs, 18th Century

Pair of Chinese Embossed Black Lacquered Wood Folding Chairs, 18th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York The single backsplat below a rounded crest rail, the seat blue and white woven cotton, traces of gilt design on backsplat. Height 43 inches, width 22 1/2 inches, depth 14 inches.Estimate $8,000-10,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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30 octobre 2010

Paravent à huit feuilles, Chine, XIXème siècle

Paravent à huit feuilles, Chine, XIXème siècle. photo courtesy Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan En laque noire à décor polychrome d'oiseaux et arbres en fleurs sur une face et sur l'autre de chauve-souris parmi des nuages. Dimensions d'une feuille : 190 x 41 cm. (74 ¾ x 16 in.) - Estimation : 2 000 / 3 000 € A Chinese eight-leaf black lacquer screen, 19th century Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Commissaire-priseur : Isabelle Bresset. Vente du Jeudi 4 novembre 2010. Hôtel Dassault - 7 Rond Point des... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century

Lot 339. A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century; 100 by 18 3/4 by 23 3/4 in., 254 by 47.5 by 60 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 206,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the crestrail terminating in slightly flattened scroll handles, set with a shaped flange towards the undulating front posts with further tapering side-posts, rounded back-posts, and "S"-shaped plain backsplat, the rounded front- and back-posts continuing through the seat frame to form the straight legs... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

A pair of waitless 'Zitan' tables. Qing dynasty, 19th century;

A pair of waitless 'zitan" tables.. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2); 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD  Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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19 septembre 2010

A fine and rare Imperial 'zitan' 'Dahlia' table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-195)

Lot 352. A fine and rare Imperial 'zitan' 'Dahlia' table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 63 1/4 by 35 1/2 by 19 in., 160.7 by 90.2 by 48.3 cm. Estimate 300,000—500,000 USD. Lot Sold 392,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010. of long rectangular form constructed of well-figured, tightly-grained zitan wood members, supported by straight legs of square section terminating in stylised inverted scroll feet, the sides joined by elaborate aprons, each finely carved in relief with an intricate... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

A fine pair of 'huanghuali' yokeback armchairs (guangmao yi), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 342. A fine pair of 'huanghuali' yokeback armchairs (guangmao yi), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45 1/2 by 22 3/4 by 17 in., 115.5 by 58 by 43 cm. Estimate 60,000—90,000 USD. Lot Sold 482,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 of unusually spare form, the slender members undulating in subtle 'S'- shape to form the yoke-shaped crestrail with flattened headrest and truncated terminals echoed by the undulating plain backsplat, backposts, armrails, and goose-necked frontposts, set into a rectangular seat-frame... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2010

Late Ming-early Qing dynasty furniture @ The Art Institute of Chicago

Couch-Bed, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. The Art Institute of Chicago Huanghuali wood with woven-mat seat, 79.0 x 213.0 x 124.5 cm (31 x 83 7/8 x 49 in.) G. Ronald and Evelyn Nish Fund—in memory of Ruth S. Demme, Simeon B. Williams Fund, Bertha Evans Brown Fund, Estate of Alice Feffer, Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund, Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund, Estate of Laura T. Magnuson, Major Acquisitions Centennial Fund., 2006.14 (source www.artic.edu) Yoke-Back Armchair, late Ming or... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2010

A chinese opium bed, early 20th century

A chinese opium bed, early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 polychrome-decorated to the front and interior which has a porch and step up to the bed, the interior with painted decoration to simulate lacquer and windows with shutters, the entrance surrounded by panels depicting figures in scenery and flanked by pierced lattice panels, the sides and rear undecorated; 85 in. (216 cm.) high; 85 in. (216 cm.) wide; 77 in. (196 cm.) deep - Estimate £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,928 - $5,856) Christie's. Christie's Interiors.... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

Chinese tables, 18th-19th century from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence

A pair of Chinese black and gilt lacquer small tables, 18th century. photo Sotheby's height 18 in.; width 14 1/4 in.; depth 14 1/4 in. 49 cm; 36.5 cm; 36.5 cm. Est. 1,200—1,800 USD. Lot Sold 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Harold Eberhard, 1974 A pair of Chinese circular black and gilt lacquer small tables, 19th century. photo Sotheby's height 14 1/2 in.; diameter of top 11 in. 37 cm; 28 cm. Est. 200—300 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Mallett, London, 1972 A Chinese black and gilt lacquer low table, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2010

'huanghuali' armchairs, gilt-Lacquered Elmwood Horseshoeback Armchairs & a 'hongmu' ceremonial horseshoeback armchair

A pair of 'huanghuali' armchairs. 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with continuously curving armrests and crestrail, the slightly curved splat carved with a ruyi-head shaped medallion enclosing a makara dragon, the hardcane seat set within a rectangular frame, the legs of rounded section, bordering a curved apron and straight spandrels, the foot rest above plain aprons on the front and side (2) - 33 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 16 1/4 in., 85.7 x 55.2 x 41.3 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]