17 mai 2018

A rare huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 311. A rare huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 40 3/8 in. (112.6 cm.) high, 23 ¾ in. (62.8 cm.) wide, 19 ¾ in. (50.2 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The shaped crestrail is supported on a curved backsplat finely carved with a ruyi medallion and curved rear posts which continue through the seat to form the rear legs. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering stiles and... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 200. A rare huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 40 3/8 in. (112.6 cm.) high, 23 ¾ in. (62.8 cm.) wide, 19 ¾ in. (50.2 cm.) deep.. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 62,300 - USD 87,220). Unsold. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The chair is finely carved with a ruyi-shaped panel to the shaped backsplat, flanked by corner posts which extend through the rectangular seat frame enclosing a mat seat. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering... [Lire la suite]