01 janvier 2012

An elaborately carved zitan and hongmu throne chair. 19th century

An elaborately carved zitan and hongmu throne chair. 19th century;  Photo Bonhams The three-part top rail set off with a leaf and scroll work edge framing a recessed central panel carved with clouds and a central bat above three elaborately carved panels featuring profiled dragons flanking a central five clawed dragon each below a specific trigram medallion set into a network of scrolling clouds, the lower sections captured with more clouds and trigrams above a caned hard seat, the exterior side panels elegantly... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2011

Chinese Furniture @ Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers

  Impressive Pair of Chinese mixed hardwood cabinets , late 17th century. CourtesyFreeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Square corners fitted with molded doors enclosing two shelves, above two drawers, the interior with original red lacquered interior, raised on square feet.  H: 77 W: 39 D: 20 1/2 in.  Estimate $60,000-80,000  PROVENANCE: Previously lot 405, Christies 23rd November, 2010  Cabinets likely reassembled but seemingly without significant repairs or replacement parts; signs... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2010

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century.

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century. photo by Guy Regal Ltd. The cartouche shaped back elaborately carved with rocaille and c-scrolls framing an inset upholstered back flanked by similarly carved arms raised on reverse cabriole legs. The attached seat above a pierced apron raised on cabriole legs and scrolled feet, height: 4 ft. 8 in., depth: 27 in., width/length: 28 in. Price $75,000 Guy Regal Ltd., 223 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA. Phone: 212-888-2134 -... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2010

A rare Imperial gilt-decorated zitan and hardwood throne chair, 18th-19th century

Lot 1229. A rare Imperial gilt-decorated zitan and hardwood throne chair, 18th-19th century; 37¾ in. (96 cm.) high, 50 in. (127 cm.) wide, 39½ in. (100.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 1,022,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The back and side rails formed by archaistic scroll framing three panels deeply carved on the front with writhing five-clawed dragons amidst clouds, and lacquered and gilded with a similar design on the reverse, the lacquered seat enclosed by the shaped frame carved... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2009

Throne of Emperor Qianlong Breaks World Auction Record for Any Chinese Furniture

Qianlong Imperial throne (detail). Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Today at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale 2009, an outstanding Imperial carved zitan ‘dragon’ throne of Qianlong period was sold for HK$85,780,000/US$11,068,193 to a bidder in the room, breaking the world auction record for any Chinese furniture. Bidding opened at HK$13 million, quickly reaching HK$20 million, when a bidder in the room shouted out a bid of HK$30 million. The frenzied bidding continued for some time, with a new... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2009

Qianlong throne chairs, 1775

Qianlong throne chairs, 1775 Lacquer. Height : 100.00 cm. Width : 62.00 cm. Seat height: 18 in (47 cm). Price on application. Note: A pair of particularly elegant Chinese Qianlong period lacquer throne chairs. The shaped back splat decorated with a mountain scene is flanked by serpentine back rails. The sinuous curved arms, all decorated with chrythanseum and peony flowers entwined with foliage form stylised cloud patterns. The motif is continued on the legs and seat rails, which support the seat which is again... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2008

A Magnificent And Important Zitan Throne Chair, Baozuo. Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A Magnificent And Important Zitan Throne Chair, Baozuo. Qianlong Period (1736-1795) The impressive throne constructed of a rectangular seat framed with ice-plate edge supporting peripheral panel screens, decorated with stylised kui dragons on both sides, the chair back comprising three panels with the central splat carved into a cylindrical scrolled crested rail, all set above a straight waist supported on a ruyi-head decorated apron, the powerful legs curved inwards, each attached to a ball resting on a floor stretcher - 42... [Lire la suite]
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