16 septembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 874. A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 45 in. (114.3 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each has a curved crestrail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat and cusped, beaded aprons and plain,... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2018

A rare huanghuali 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 1254. A rare huanghuali 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 40 in. (101.6 cm.) high, 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) wide, 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The curved crest rail is supported on curved rear posts and a gently-curving splat carved with a ruyi-form medallion. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering, standing stiles and curved front posts that continue through the seat to form the front legs. The mat seat is... [Lire la suite]