12 août 2014

A large huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, 17th century

A large huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtouan, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The single-panel top set into a broad frame with 'ice-plate' edge, supported on legs of round section joined by pairs of oval stretchers, with plain aprons and apron-head spandrels; 32 5/8in. (82.8 cm.) high, 81½ in. (207.1) wide, 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) deep. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $68,500 Notes: The spare, economical lines of this design make it one of the classic forms of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2014

Pair of Huanghuali ‘Official's Hat’ Armchairs, China (South), 18th century

Pair of Huanghuali ‘Official's Hat’ Armchairs, China (South), 18th century. Photo AUCTIONATA Huanghuali. Elegant Nanguanmaoyi, so-called Official’s Hat, shape.Back panel with relief carving. Dimensions: 99 x 58.5 x 47 cm; 98.5 x 59 x 46 cm. Visually good condition. Estimation : 14 400 € / 18 000 € Provenance: Private collection, Germany Very rare pair of large Nanguanmaoyi armchairs, carved from one of the most expensive woods in the world. These armchairs date to the 18th century and are carved from huanghuali,... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2014

Large Huanghuali Compound Cabinet, China, 17th century

Large Huanghuali Compound Cabinet, China, 17th century. Photo AUCTIONATA Of sober rectangular form. Relief decoration with dragons and ruyi. Dimensions: 245 x 125 x 53.5 cm. Visually good condition. Estimation : 16 000 € / 20 000 € Provenance : Brought to Europe by a diplomatic family around 1900; private collection, Germany Literature: Sarah Handler, Ming Furniture in the light of Chinese Architecture, page 192 This cabinet dates to the 17th century and is made of the precious wood... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2014

Pair of Large Huanghuali Cabinets, China, 17th century

Pair of Large Huanghuali Cabinets, China, 17th century. Photo AUCTIONATA Elegant, classic design and form. Fine grain and patina. Dimensions: 143.7 x 90.5 x 42.5 cm.Visually good condition. Estimation : 19 200 € / 24 000 € Provenance: Private estate, Germany Pair of important cabinets featuring the classic design of the time.This pair of Ming style cabinets dates to 17th century China and was crafted from the rare and valuable huanghuali wood. Each cabinet is of rectangular tapering form, with a... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2014

Rare Hongmu Wood Dragon Cabinet, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)

Rare Hongmu Wood Dragon Cabinet, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Photo AUCTIONATA Cabinet with elaborate relief carving. Dragon motifs on the four doors. Dimensions: 262 x 140 x 55 cm. Good original condition, beautiful patina. Estimation : 40 000 € / 50 000 € Provenance: from the estate of Bernhard von Bülow, the German secretary of Foreign affaires during the Boxer Revolution in China Rare cabinet carved from a noble wood, which boasts magnificent carving workThis dragon cabinet dates to... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2014

A Pair of Zitan and Mixed Hardwood Altar Tables

A Pair of Zitan and Mixed Hardwood Altar Tables. Photo Bonhams. Each paneled top of miter, mortise and tenon construction above an apron and spandrels elaborately carved with dragons emerging from swirling clouds and contesting flaming jewels, the decoration repeated on the beaded supports tenoned into embellished slab feet, the interior of the supports enhanced with attached pierced key fret panels. 32 7/8 x 41 x 17 1/4in (83.4 x 140.1 x 40.4cm). Sold for US$ 413,000 (€303,275) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2014

A zitan altar table, Late Qing-Republic period

A zitan altar table, Late Qing-Republic period. Photo Bonhams. The two-board paneled top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a plain waist and humpback stretcher apron fitted with vertical bracket posts on the short and long side and tenoned to squared supports and hoof feet. 34 3/4 x 76 x 21 1/4in (88.5 x 193 x 54cm). Sold for US$ 233,000 (€171,097) Provenance: collection of a former Shanghai family, brought into the United States in the 1930's FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2014

A fine huanghuali altar coffer, 19th century

A fine huanghuali altar coffer, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The rectangular paneled top set into a miter, mortise and tenon frame joined to upturned scrolled terminals over pierced ruyi-headed brackets flanking three drawer and double doors fitted with baitong surface mounted hardware, the solid wood panels well-figured. 34 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 21 1/2in (87.5 x 197 x 54.5cm). Sold for US$ 173,000 (€127,037) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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25 juin 2014

A huanghuali altar table, 18th century

A huanghuali altar table, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The floating panel top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame over a plain beaded apron with U-shaped spandrels joined to tubular supports and paired cross braces. 32 1/4 x 76 5/8 x 20 1/4in (82 x 194.5 x 51.5cm). Sold for US$ 389,000 (€285,651)  FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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25 juin 2014

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe back chairs, 17th-18th century

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe back chairs, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. The five-section curved toprail tenoned into an elaborate S-shaped splat carved with two panels showing a single vase incorporated into a ruyi head above a landscape montage of a flowering plum issuing from stylized rockwork near a potted lingzhi branch, the upper section framed by beaded brackets repeated under the back splat which is tenoned into the hard seat once pierced for caning and now fitted with a woven mat, the arm rests supported by back posts... [Lire la suite]


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