13 novembre 2021

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

Lot 238. A pair of rare huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs, Quanyi, 17th century; 98cm (38 1/2in) high x 63cm (24 6/8in) wide x 45.3cm (17 6/8in) deep. Sold for £ 162,750 (€ 190,339). (Estimate £ 60,000 - £80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each elegantly modelled with the sweeping crest rail terminating in outswept hooks above shaped spandrels, forming an elegant curve above the curving splat carved with a ruyi cartouche enclosing a pair of confronted chilong, flanked by beaded shaped spandrels, the... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2021

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 20th century

  Lot 55. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 20th century; 103cm (in) high x 68.5cm (in) wide x 48.5cm (in) deep. Sold for HK$527,500 (Estimate HKD80,000 - 120,000/US$10,000 - 15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each chair with curving top rail composing five sections, sloping down to the arms supported by two straight back posts and S-shaped front and back posts, a shaped spandrel beneath each out-scrolled and rounded terminal, the gently-curving central backsplat carved in relief... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2021

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 34. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty; seat area 60 by 46.7 cm,  overall 69.8 by 46.7 by h. 98 cm. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,520,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a curving crest rail terminating in outscrolled handgrips, supported by a gently curved S-shaped back splat flanked by shaped flanges and carved with a ruyi-shaped cartouche enclosing a pair of chilong, the mat seat set within... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2020

Classical Chinese Furniture from a European Private Collection sold at Sotheby's London,

This carefully selected collection of huanghuali and zitan furniture features high-quality Chinese furniture from the late Ming and Qing dynasty, along with several items for the scholar’s desk. Consisting of twenty-six lots in total, the sale features a marble inlaid bed, beautifully carved altar tables and armchairs, as well as several different styles of cabinets that reveals the Ming and Qing craftsman’s repertoire. Lot 101. A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th century; 99.2 by 67.5 by 66... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2020

A pair of huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3648. A pair of huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming dynasty; 64.5 by 58.5 by h. 102 cm, 25 ⅜ by 23 by h. 40 ⅛ in. Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. each constructed with a horseshoe-shaped arm resting on two back stiles, centred with a back splat carved with a ruyi-shaped medallion enclosing a chilong, flanked by cusped upper edges, the arms supported on each side with an elongated... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2020

A zitan horseshoe-back chair, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 108. A zitan horseshoe-back chair, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 59 by 45.2 by h. 97 cm, 22 ¼ by 17 ¾ by h. 38 ¼ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly curving crestrail supported by long slender side posts continuing down to join the front and rear posts, set with an undecorated bowed rectangular backsplat, the rectangular seat frame enclosing a cane mat above legs joined by plain aprons and stretchers. ... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2020

A rare set of four huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 95. A rare set of four huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 58.7 by 46.5 by h. 97 cm, 23 by 18 by h. 38 ¼ in. Estimate: 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,410,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a gracefully curving crestrail terminating in outscrolled handgrips, supported by a gently curved S-shaped backsplat carved in low relief with a ruyi-shaped cartouche enclosing a pair of dragon flanking a stylised shou character, the... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 107. A pair of huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming dynasty; 105 by 73 by 66 cm, 41 1/4  by 28 3/4  by 26 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,895,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. each well proportioned, the arm beginning and ending in returning knobs, the 'S'-curved back splat carved with a ruyi-shaped medallion enclosing a pair of stylised chilong and tongue-and-grooved into the underside of the horseshoe... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A pair of  huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 33. A pair of  huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, 17th-18th century; 66.5 by 95.5 by 27cm., 26 1/4  by 37 5/8  by 10 5/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. each with curving toprail sloping down to the arms terminating in a curved hook beyond the corner posts set with shaped spandrels, the backsplat carved with an open-work ruyi-shaped panel, the lower register with a scrolled open-work... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A huanghuali horseshoe-backed chair, quanyi, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 30. A huanghuali horseshoe-backed chair, quanyi, 17th-early 18th century; 100 by 61 by 47cm., 39 3/8  by 24 by 18 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded crestrail comprising five sections, supported by straight back posts and curved front and side posts, the gently curving central backsplat carved in relief with stylised confronting chilong enclosed within a ruyi-shaped medallion flanked by cusped... [Lire la suite]