02 janvier 2017
Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties. Huanghuali wood, brass, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.375 in, 21.27 cm; depth: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1991.813 © Denver Art Museum. This chest with lidded compartment and three drawers is made from huanghuali wood, a material admired for its beautiful grain and warm color. It would likely have been used to hold a scholar's implements.
02 janvier 2017
Table, China, 1500s-1600, Ming dynasty. Huanghuali wood, height: 33 in, 83.82 cm; width: 64.25 in, 163.19 cm; depth: 19.375 in, 49.21 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach 1991.811 © Denver Art Museum This table illustrates the simplicity of form achieved by Chinese furniture makers during the Ming period (1368-1644). The beautiful grain of the huanghuali wood suited the taste of Chinese scholars, who surrounded themselves with objects made of fine natural materials. The skilled craftsmanship... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016
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]