10 avril 2014

A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A huanghuali display stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's modelled after a standard-size altar table, the flush top flanked by a pair of everted ends on the narrow sides, above a slightly figured waist and a straight beaded apron with ruyi-shaped cloud brackets on the corners, the square-sectioned legs with a vertical rib down the middle secured on foot stretchers and two spandrels with an openwork ruyi heads in the centre; 36.2 cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimation 70,000 — 90,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 87,500 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A pair of huanghuali round-corner cabinets (yuanjiaogui), Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

A pair of huanghuali round-corner cabinets (yuanjiaogui), Late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo: Sotheby's each with a single panel top secured in a rounded projecting frame carved with fine ridges along the edges, supported on four round posts at each corner forming the tapered silhouette, the pair of well-figured doors with wooden dowels fitting into sockets in the upper frame and lower front rail each side of a central removable post, mounted in the centre with three conjoined baitong plates, pulls and pin and opening to two... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2014

A pair of softwood high-back chairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of softwood high-back chairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's each with a hard seat secured to a pair of round vertical back posts flanking a central curved back splat with four long spindles of square section, each with one rounded side and joined to a horiztonal yoke with protruding ends, all above a humpback apron with pairs of vertical struts on all four sides, further secured by curved braces connecting from the front apron to the inner front legs and foot rest, the three other sides with single stretchers,... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A cedar painting table, Ming dynasty

A cedar painting table, Ming dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the tabletop with a framed two-board floating panel supported by four transverse stretchers beneath, above a plain beaded apron with foliate motif with openwork on the braces, all supported on four square-section legs tapering to a spearhead, secured on the narrow sides with square-sectioned stretchers with notched corners, the lower stretcher of humpback profile joined to the top stretcher by two vertical struts, the open-grain wood stained dark brown; 85 by 190.5 by 60 cm.,... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the rectangular tabletop set with a burlwood floating panel framed by jichimu, the apron on all four sides with jichimu vertical struts forming the framework of the four rectangular sections on the front and back and the three sections on the narrow sides, the sections further inset with burlwood panels, joined to four legs of square section and four stretchers near the foot; 81.5 by 55.8 by 36.5 cm., 32 1/8 by 22 by 14 3/8 in. Estimation 100,000 —... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A huanghuali wine table, jiuzhuo, 17th century

A huanghuali wine table, jiuzhuo, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's the floating-panel top secured within a mitered frame with molded edge and two transverse stretchers on the underside, on paired recessed legs of circular section secured by parallel stretchers, the straight apron finely detailed with a beaded edge and rounded spandels joined to the legs, the well-figured wood smoothly patinated to a warm golden colour; 81 by 92 by 59 cm., 31 7/8 by 36 1/4 by 23 1/4 in. Estimation 700,000 — 900,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 937,500 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2014

A recessed-leg cedar side table, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A recessed-leg cedar side table, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. the tabletop with a framed single board terminating on the narrow ends with an everted flange, supported on the underside by four transverse stretchers, supported on a plain beaded apron with 'cloud' scroll braces, and slightly splayed square-section legs, the outer face of the legs slightly convex with vertical double-moulding, the legs further secured on the narrow sides by two pairs of square-section stretchers, the surface with ample traces of red... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

A pair of softwood spindle-back armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of softwood spindle-back armchairs, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's. each of hexagonal section, with a slightly rounded back frame joined to five vertical spindles, the rounded armrests supported by three vertical spindles on each side, the hard-cane seat of quadrilobe form with rounded sides and a double-lobed frame above a plain humpback apron on all sides, secured to six legs of round section and six stretchers around the base, the wood stained dark brown; 89.5 by 56.5 by 45 cm., 35 1/4 by 22 1/4 by 17 3/4... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

An outstanding Imperial 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' lacquer 'Dragon' table, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

An outstanding Imperial 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' lacquer 'Dragon' table, Ming dynasty, Wanli period. Photo:Sotheby's the mitered rectangular top resting on a scrolling apron and secured by two transverse stretchers on the underside, supported on slightly flared 'sword' legs terminating in metal-capped hoof feet and joined by two parallel stretchers, superbly incised and coloured in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions,... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

A camphor (changmu) bed, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A camphor (changmu) bed, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Photo: Sotheby's boldly constructed with massive square-sectioned incurved legs terminating in hoofed feet, supporting a broad curved apron with a pronounced beaded border and a waist, the thick seat frame securing a long back rail with a humpback profile and two plain end rails, the wood of rich golden colour; 76.5 by 213 by 118 cm.; 30 1/8 by 84 by 46 1/2 in. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD Litterature: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture: One Hundred Examples... [Lire la suite]
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