30 avril 2019

A pair of inscribed and metal-mounted hongmu 'Official's hat' armchairs, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 155. A pair of inscribed and metal-mounted hongmu 'Official's hat' armchairs, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 117 by 61 by 46 cm, 46 by 24 by 18 in. Estimate £10,000 — 15,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with round yokeback toprail supported on slender round stiles extending to the back legs, the bulging armrests supported on serpentine side posts and 'gooseneck' front posts, the S-curved backsplat carved with the Tang Dynasty poem Wangyue huaiyuan by Hang Jiuling, above the... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2018

A pair of huanghuali 'Official's Hat' armchairs, sichutou guanmaoyi, 19th century

Lot 290. A pair of huanghuali 'Official's Hat' armchairs, sichutou guanmaoyi, 19th century; 38 ½ in. (97.7 cm.) high, 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each chair has a protruding crest rail supported on a strait back splat. The arm rails are supported on tapering stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The mat seat is set in a wide rectangular frame finely carved with a moulded edge above... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 640. A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each has a well-carved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear stiles which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved vertical braces and curved front posts which continue through the seat frame to form the front legs. The molded seat frame encloses a... [Lire la suite]