18 septembre 2018

Two 'huanghuali' continuous back armchairs, 19th-20th century

Lot 1332. Two 'huanghuali' continuous back armchairs, 19th-20th century. Height of taller 38 in., 96.5 cm; Width 21 1/2  in., 54.6 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Sold Price: 56,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a straight top rail joined to back posts, continuing through the hard-mat seat frame and forming the back legs, the central splat with varying paneled and openwork decoration, the serpentine arms continuing to shaped, recessed supports, all raised... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2018

A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 287. A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 40 in., 101.6 cm; Width 24 in., 61 cm; Depth 18 3/8  in., 46.7 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each with a slender, generously curved five-segment toprail extending beyond the front corner posts and terminating in outscrolled handgrips above shaped spandrels, the sinuous S-form central splat flanked by beaded and shaped flanges, the hard-mat seat supported underneath by two transverse... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 290. A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 48 in., 121.9 cm; Width 23 3/4  in., 60.3 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with an elegantly arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the slightly backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, and a well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoe-back armchairs (Quanyi), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 609. A pair of 'huanghuali' horseshoe-back armchairs (Quanyi), Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Height 41 in., 104 cm; Width 24 in., 61.cm; Depth 19 1/2  in., 49.5 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 800,000. Sold for $675,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each with an expansive U-form five-segment crestrail terminating in gracefully outscrolled handgrips above shaped spandrels, the slightly bowed splat finely carved with a ruyi-form medallion enclosing further ruyi and delicate foliate scrollwork, the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century

Lot 343. A rare and unusual 'huanghuali' square table (kangji), 17th century; 11 1/2 by 30 3/4 by 30 3/4 in., 29.3 by 78 by 78 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the two panel top set within a square frame, all above a waisted section carved and pierced with archaistic scrolls and simulated bamboo nodes on each corner, continuing down to the shaped apron carved with confronting dragons, flanked by animal-head cabriole legs terminating in claw and... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2018

A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 341. A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75 3/4 by 40 by 42 1/2 in., 192.4 by 101.6 by 108 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the large cabinet set with a pair of hinged doors composed of single-board floating panel within rectangular frames, all above a blind rectangular panel and a plain apron, the shorter sides with similar aprons, opening to reveal the interior with two shelves, the upper shelf... [Lire la suite]