30 avril 2019

A lacquered jumu high yoke-back armchair, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 156. A lacquered jumu high yoke-back armchair, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 123 by 63 by 43 cm, 48 1/2  by 24 3/4  by 17 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with round yokeback toprail supported on slender round stiles extending to the back legs, the bulging armrests supported on serpentine side posts and 'goose-neck' front posts, the S-curved backsplat above the rectangular seat set with soft mat, the feet joined by stretchers and a footrest above humpback aprons, the... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2016

A huanghuali high yoke-back armchair, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 108. A huanghuali high yoke-back armchair, Late Ming dynasty;  115 by 58.3 by 45 cm, 45 1/4  by 22 7/8  by 17 5/8  in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (258,928 - 411,931 EUR). Lot sold 2,960,000 (334,159 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. made of choice timber in fluid curves and a vigorously shaped top rail with the centre serving as a headrest, the 'S'-shaped back splat carved with a medallion of floral motif and tongue-and-grooved... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Ming furniture from an Asian Private Collection

 Couch Bed Luohan Chuang, Huanghuali Wood, Late Ming (1573–1644); Width 206.5 cm / Depth 90.9 cm / Height 79.1 cm / Seat Height 47.3 cm. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Following the ‘white-glove sale’ of Ming Furniture – The Dr S Y Yip Collection in October 2015, Sotheby’sHong Kong is honoured to offer Ming Furniture – An Asian Private Collection in the Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale series on 6 April 2016. The Collection is distinguished by its owner’s connoisseurship and keen interest in the history of Chinese... [Lire la suite]