16 septembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century

Lot 892. A pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century; 45 ¼ in. (114.9 cm.) high, 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm.) wide, 18 7/8 in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 212,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each has a protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved stiles and curved front posts which continue through the seat... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

Lot 1666. A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century; 46 in. (116.8 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The curved, protruding crestrail is supported on an S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms rails are supported on curved stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The soft mat seat is set in the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A pair of huanghuali and huamu official's hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century

Lot 1352. A pair of huanghuali and huamu official's hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high, 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm.) wide, 18 5/8in. (47.3 cm.) deep. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price Realized $362,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Each with shaped crest rail with upswept ends supported on continuous posts which form the rear legs, the S-shaped, slightly splayed splats divided into three sections, the uppermost with an openwork panel of bats and ruyi, centered by an... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 640. A very rare pair of zitan 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each has a well-carved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear stiles which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved vertical braces and curved front posts which continue through the seat frame to form the front legs. The molded seat frame encloses a... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2016

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century

Lot 343. A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each with an arched crestrail joined to a wide S-curved rectangular splat, the stiles similarly curved, on a hard-caned seat with elegantly outscrolled arms above beaded and shaped brackets and aprons, the legs joined to the frame by tapering dovetail housing joints surmounting long beaded moldings, joined by four typically ascending stretchers from front to back... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 150. A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$2,800,000 – HK$3,500,000 ($362,668 - $453,335). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sweeping crest rail supported by the C-shaped splat and elegantly curved back rails which continue through the frame to form the back legs, the attractively shaped arms supported by vertical struts and shaped spandrels, the hard mat seat set within the rectangular frame above plain, beaded... [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]
24 février 2016

A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty17

Lot 31. A rare and exceptional pair of huanghuali and huamu ‘fu’ character yokeback armchairs (sichutouguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.  Estimation 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with a gently curving crestrail slightly flattened and widened towards the center and ending in rounded swept back ends, the bowed rear posts tenoned to the underside of the 'yoke', extending through the seat rail forming the back legs, the C-form splat divided into three floating-panel sections, an... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

An important and very rare set of four huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi

Lot 2030. An important and very rare set of four huanghuali 'Four-corners-exposed official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Late 16th-early 17th century; 48 in. (122 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 18 5/8 in. (47.4 cm.) deep. Estimate $1,800,000 - $2,500,000. Price Realized $4,197,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of grand proportions, each chair has a well-carved, curved, protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2015

A rare large huamu-inset huanghuali 'four corner's exposed' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

A rare large huamu-inset huanghuali 'four corner's exposed' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century. Estimate $200,000 – $300,000. Photo Christie's Image Lt 2015 The sweeping crest rail is supported by a C-shaped splat inset with an attractive huamu panel and the gracefully curved black legs which continue to form the feet. The soft mat seat is set within the rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels on all four sides. The legs are joined by stepped stretchers and a footrest, which is fitted with a... [Lire la suite]