25 février 2019

A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 312. A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 38 1/2 by 27 1/2 by 21 in., 97.8 by 69.8 by 53.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 408,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with very generously proportioned long three-member looping crestrail with rounded flattened hand-grips, the backsplat finely carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing vegetal scrolls, above a panel of two birds amidst the 'Three Friends... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2017

£5 million for incredibly rare Chinese chairs at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

Lot 80. An important and exceptionally rare set of four huanghuali folding chairs, Jiaoyi, 16th-17th century. Estimate  GBP  150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for £5,296,250 (€5,975,483). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A Set of Four Huanghuali Folding Chairs were sold for £5,296,500 at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale in London today (Thursday 9 November). The chairs are the only known version of this form and type, and are widely considered a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty furniture. They had... [Lire la suite]