14 décembre 2022

A pair of Ming-style huanghuali cabinets

Lot 201. A pair of Ming-style huanghuali cabinets; 72.9 by 57.8 by h. 104 cm. Lot sold: 1,008,000 HKD (Estimate: 500,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each of rectangular box construction, with doors set with brass lockplate with pin and rectangular pull handles, supported on four horseshoe feet, opening to a shelved interior with two drawers. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, Hong Kong, 12th June 1982.  Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2022

Rijksmuseum acquires monumental ebony cabinet inlaid with mother of pearl masterwork by Herman Doomer

Cabinet, Herman Doomer, 1632. Rijksmuseum. AMSTERDAM.- A rare cabinet by the Netherlands’ leading cabinetmaker of the 17th century was recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum and goes on display from tomorrow in the Gallery of Honour. Made in 1632, this ebony cupboard with mother-of-pearl inlay by Herman Doomer was in private hands for several centuries. It is believed to be Doomer’s first masterwork, and the only piece by him that can be accurately dated. This cabinet will be displayed alongside another by Doomer that... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2022

A pair of tianqi and qiangjin lacquer cabinets, First half 18th century

 Lot 241. A pair of tianqi and qiangjin lacquer cabinets, First half 18th century; 84cm (33in) high x 51.5cm (20 1/4in) wide x 25.5cm (10in) deep. (2). Estimate 2 000 € - 4 000 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Each cabinet lacquered in red-brown tones with two doors decorated with two pairs of swallows in flight and perched on branches or flowers, one amidst leafy tree peony, prunus, lotus and camelia blossoms amidst rockwork, and the other amidst peach and pomegranate fruit and flowers... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2021

A pair of gilt-decorated black lacquer cabinets, Jiaqing-Daoguang period (1796-1850)

Lot 365. A pair of gilt-decorated black lacquer cabinets, Jiaqing-Daoguang period (1796-1850); Each 143cm (56 2/8in) high x 97cm (38 1/8in) wide x 41cm (16 1/8in) deep. Sold for £ 24,000 (€ 28,595) (Est: £20,000 - £30,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each of upright rectangular shape, set with a pair of doors fitted with a large canted rectangular lockplate and four side hinges, the doors opening to reveal two shelves and two short drawers, above a small apron and short rectangular feet, each cabinet... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 132. A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Hauteur: 188,5 cm. (74 ¼ in.), Largeur: 118 cm. (46 ½ in.), Profondeur: 56 cm. (22 in.). Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 La façade de chaque cabinet est somptueusement décorée de papillons en vol autour de branches de pivoines et rochers. Les côtés sont ornés de cartouches rectangulaires et circulaires abritant... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2021

A hardwood cabinet, Qing dynasty

Lot 14. A hardwood cabinet, Qing dynasty; 187 x 99 x 41 cm. Estimate: € 3,000 - €5,000. Result: € 40.000. Courtesy Nagel.  with carved dragons on the front doors and hidden compartment. The upper part as a showcase with stepped shelves. Property from the collection of Friedrich and Ruth Boss, assembled in China between 1911 and 1938. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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29 janvier 2021

A very fine and rare pair of carved zitan and lacquer-decorated cabinets, 19th century

Lot 5. A very fine and rare pair of carved zitan and lacquer-decorated cabinets, 19th century; 194,5 x 94 x 43 cm. Estimate: € 60.000- € 80.000. Result: € 239.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Old and important European private collection, assembled prior to 1960. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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21 janvier 2021

A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century

Lot 141. A Huanghuali cabinet, Ligui, 18th-19th century; 49 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 14 3/4in (125.7 x 82.5 x 37.5cm). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000. Sold for US$ 81,562 (£ 59,454). Courtesy Bonhams. Of square frame with mitered, mortise, and tenon construction enclosing a paneled top, supported by a pair of well matched double doors with baitong pull handles opening to reveal one shelf enclosing two drawers, the well-figured wood of amber tone. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2020

A finely carved zitan cabinet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3305. A finely carved zitan cabinet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 44.5 cm., 17 1/2 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form with chamfered corners, the front with doors finely reticulated with a flowering prunus tree opposite a cassia tree and orchids, further pierced on the side panels with bamboo, chrysanthemum and rocks, and pine and lingzhi, between the stepped top with two drawers... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A large Chinese brown-ground and gilt-decorated lacquer cabinet (gui), Ming dynasty, Wanli period and later

Lot 223. A large Chinese brown-ground and gilt-decorated lacquer cabinet (gui), Ming dynasty, Wanli period and later. Height 86 in., 218.44 cm; Width 73 in., 185.42 cm; Depth 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 31,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the cabinet with large two-door front above a wide apron, the sides and front painted in gilt with writhing five-clawed dragons on a dense ground of stylized lotus, the hinges and lockplate with dragons amidst waves and... [Lire la suite]