01 mars 2016

A huanghuali low table (kangzhuo), 17th-18th century

Lot 50. A huanghuali low table (kangzhuo), 17th-18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's with well-figured two-board floating paneled top mitered, mortised and tenoned to the rectangular frame, the frame edge molded and tapering inward terminating in a beaded edge above a narrow recessed waist, the scrolling and beaded apron carved with confronting chilong, all supported on four square-section cabriole legs ending in inward scrolled feet. Height 12 1/2  in., 31.8 cm; Width... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

A huanghuali three-spandrel square table (fangzhuo), 17th-18th century

Lot 33. A huanghuali three-spandrel square table (fangzhuo), 17th-18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the paneled top set within a mitered, mortise and tenon frame, the molded frame with a central groove tapering to a crisply beaded edge, the straight beaded apron continuing to a scrolling foliate spandrel flanking each leg with a third similarly carved spandrel joining the outside of each leg to the projecting top corner, the legs of lobed square section joined by double-beaded humpback... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

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

Lot 27. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 — 80,000. Photo Sotheby's. the curved five segment toprail of each extending beyond the front corner posts and terminating in outscrolled handgrips above shaped spandrels, the slightly bowed splat flanked by beaded and shaped flanges and carved with a ruyi head-form medallion enclosing a coiled chilong, the soft mat seat supported underneath by two bowed transverse... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A huanghuali recessed leg side table (pingtouan), 17th-18th century

Lot 22. A huanghuali recessed leg side table (pingtouan), 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 — 80,000. Photo Sotheby's. the top of standard miter, mortise and tenon construction, with two board floating panel supported by four dovetailed transverse stretchers, the edge of the frame gently molded, the slightly splayed rectangular-section legs double tenoned into the top and cut to house the shaped spandreled apron, each pair of legs joined on the shorter sides with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A huanghuali continuous yokeback armchair (nanguanmaoyi), 17th century

Lot 13. A huanghuali continuous yokeback armchair (nanguanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate US$ 70,000 — 90,000. Photo Sotheby's. the arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, the well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the yoke and into the back rail of the seat frame, the serpentine arms pipe-jointed to shaped front uprights continuing through the frame... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs (quanyi), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 41. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs (quanyi), Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with curving three-segment toprail sloping down to the arms supported on bowed side posts and terminating in outscrolled handgrips beyond the straight front posts set with shaped spandrels, the wide splat gently bowed, flanked by bracketed back corner posts continuing through the rectangular molded-edge frame, to form the back legs, the hard mat... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2016

A pair of huanghuali continuous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century

Lot 7. A pair of huanghuali continuous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with a shaped headrest set on the curved crestrail, supported on slightly S-shaped backsplat and backposts continuing through the seat frame to form the straight back legs, the sinuous armrails supported on an S-shaped brace and straight front post continuing through the frame to form the front legs, the hard mat seat of standard miter, mortise and tenon... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty

Lot 32. A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.  Estimation 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with a wide scrolling crestrail with flattened head rest and rounded terminals, set on cylindrical strongly bowed back posts continuing through the seat frame to form the back legs, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked by beaded barbed and cusped long flange brackets,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

A huanghuali and huamu archaistic recessed-leg table (pingtouan), 17th-18th century

A huanghuali and huamu archaistic recessed-leg table (pingtouan), 17th-18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the top of standard miter, mortise and tenon frame construction with a single board of nanmu burl wood, tongue-and-grooved, floating panel, supported underside by three transverse stretchers, the edge of the frame molded, tapering inward to a beaded edge, the splayed legs of rectangular 'melon' section with concave beading continuing to the highly stylized... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

A rare and exceptional huanghuali bamboo-style horseshoe-back armchair (quanyi), 17th-18th century

A rare and exceptional huanghuali bamboo-style horseshoe-back armchair (quanyi), 17th-18th century. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each of the cylindrical members superbly and naturalistically carved with characteristic notched 'nodes' to resemble bamboo stalks, with a wide and well-rounded crestrail comprised of five scarf-joined members and set on straight back posts continuing through the seat frame forming the back legs and set to either side with slender spandreled supports,... [Lire la suite]