22 mars 2019

A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later

Lot 707.A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later. Height 36 3/4  in., 93.3 cm; Width 93 3/4  in., 238.1 cm; Depth 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. a long, well figured, single-plank top set with everted ends, supported beneath by four transverse stretchers and a narrow, molded frame with beaded edges, forming a straight apron above boldly carved stylized phoenix-head... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2018

A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 95. A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 128.5 by 126 by 46 cm, 50 1/2  by 49 1/2  by 18 1/8  in. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Lot sold £12,500. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the front with two rows of cupboard doors carved in relief depicting chilong, emblems, and antiques, embellished with alternating carved ivory panels of vertical rods and panels depicting shoucharacters and... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2018

A 'Zitan' and hardwood tabletop cabinet, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1318. A 'Zitan' and hardwood tabletop cabinet, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 25 3/8  in., 64.5 cm; Widht 15 1/4  in., 38.7 cm; Depth 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate: 6,000-8,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular frame with square corners, inset on three sides with well carved panels, each enclosing a writhing dragon amid swirling clouds, a pair of doors to the front, the interior fitted with a shelf above two drawers and a covered storage well, the... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A hardwood official's hat armchair, 17th-18th century

Loty 294. A hardwood official's hat armchair, 17th-18th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded shaped toprail above an S-curved backsplat and supported on rounded slender stiles extending down to the back legs, the curved arms projecting beyond the front posts set back from the corners of the rectangular frame enclosing the mat seat, all above plain beaded apron and spandrels to the front and side, the legs joined by stretchers and a footrest with apron - 120 by 61 by 60 cm, 47 1/4... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2017

Primary Source to exhibit rare Tribal and Asian art at the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

LOS ANGELES, CA.- When the 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show opens at Fort Mason Center on February 9, an eye-alluring range of ancient artifacts from Primary Source will take center stage. Running through February 12, the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show is the largest, most comprehensive and rigorously vetted fair in the United States.  Says John Strusinski, who founded Los Angeles-based Primary Source 28 year ago, “The Tribal & Textile Art Show is a must-attend destination for top... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A hardwood clothing rack, yijia, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 1208. A hardwood clothing rack, yijia, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate: USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Price Realised  USD 62,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The two slender corner posts are of rounded section and joined to the top rail, which terminates in two inward facing dragon heads. Two of the four additional horizontal rails enclose openwork panels of lotus and chilong below three lotus medallions. The whole is fitted into shoe feet carved with archaistic scrollwork and joined by a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A pair of Chinese Huanghuali and mixed hardwood side table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of Chinese Huanghuali and mixed hardwood side table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's each with a rectangular floating panel set within a standard mortise and tenon molded frame, supported by three transverse stretchers, the short recessed waist surmounting a shaped and beaded apron, supported on four square section beaded legs terminating in hoof feet (2). Height 33 3/4  in., 84.4 cm; Width 35 1/2  in., 90.1... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

A rare finely carved large hardwood brush pot, Bitong, 18th-19th century

A rare finely carved large hardwood brush pot, Bitong, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Possibly huanghuali, the sides are finely and deeply carved with scenes of scholars and attendants at various pursuits in a setting of terraces and a pavilion nestled amidst bamboo, trees, and rocks. One scene depicts scholars gathered around a table set with dishes and attended by a young boy. To their left a scholar watches as another scholar paints on a rock face while an attendant holds an inkstone. Two scholars seated... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2014

A pair of huanghuali and mixed hardwood display cabinets, 18th-19th century

A pair of huanghuali and mixed hardwood display cabinets, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. A mirrored pair, each upper section composed of tiered shelves, a pair of small doors, and a single drawer, the sides of the shelves framed by carved spandrels, the lower section doors opening to reveal two drawers, all supported by four short square legs. 75 7/8 x 33 1/2 x 16 1/4in (192.7 x 85.1 41.3cm). Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€22,000 - 36,000)  Provenance: An Italian collectionEskenazi Galleries, Milan. Bonhams. ASIAN... [Lire la suite]