07 septembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 290. A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 48 in., 121.9 cm; Width 23 3/4  in., 60.3 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with an elegantly arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the slightly backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, and a well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the... [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 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]
23 août 2015

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

Lot 33. A huanghuali continuous yokeback armchair (nanguanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. an elegantly arched crestrail with flattened headrest curving towards the corner posts which bow slightly before passing through the molded seat frame to form the back legs, centered by a very attractively figured S-curved rectangular splat, the gently serpentine armrests continuing to the corner posts, the soft-mat seat above front and side plain mitered... [Lire la suite]