08 mai 2019

A rare pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanshiyi, 17th century

Lot 81 TP Y. A rare pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanshiyi, 17th century. Each 62cm (24 3/8in) wide x 49.5cm (19 1/4in) deep x 98cm (38 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 120,000 - 170,000). Sold for £ 471,062 (€ 537,773). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each with a wide curving toprail continuing to the armrests with curled back ends, the back corner posts continuing to the back legs below the hard mat seat set within the rectangular frame above a waisted apron supported by... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2019

A good huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 154. A good huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, late 16th-early 17th century; 100.8 by 58.7 by 45.5 cm, 39 5/8  by 23 1/8  by 17 1/2  in. Estimate £80,000 — 120,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. with curving toprail sloping down to the arms supported on serpentine side posts and terminating in a curved hook beyond the corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped panel enclosing dragons, the back corner posts continuing below the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 3437. A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century; L 45cm W 67cm H 93cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,370 - 191,055). Lot sold HKD 1,180,000 (USD 150,297). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, 2 april 2019
28 février 2019

A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century

Lot 308. A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century; 40 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 19 in., 102.8 by 62.2 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the five-member crestrail terminating in rounded hand-grips, set on rounded straight backposts and 'goose-neck' front posts continuing through the seat frame to the straight legs of circular section secured by lobed and cusped aprons on all sides, secured by equal-height... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2019

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 1. A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty; 101 by 73 by 56cm., 39 3/4 by 28 3/4 by 22in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 161,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 each with curving toprail sloping down to the arms supported on serpentine side posts and terminating in a curved hook beyond the corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped panel enclosing a stylised altar emblem, the back corner posts... [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]

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]
04 novembre 2017

A rare pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 146. A rare pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 400,000 (USD 260,800 - USD 521,600). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On each chair the sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel enclosing confronted chilong dragons and flanked by shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

An extremely rare and important pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 150. An extremely rare and important pair of Huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 800,000 - GBP 1,200,000 (USD 1,043,200 - USD 1,564,800). Price realised GBP 908,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 On each chair the sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the back splat decorated with an openwork four-lobed cartouche. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2016

A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 199. A rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,380 - USD 62,300). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The sweeping crest rail terminates in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, forming an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel flanked by beaded shaped spandrels. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame above shaped, beaded aprons and spandrels carved... [Lire la suite]