29 décembre 2018

A rare pair of embellished huanghuali horse-shoe back armchairs, 17th-18th century

Lot 59. A rare pair of embellished huanghuali horse-shoe back armchairs, 17th-18th century. 88.5 by 64 by 65cm., 34 7/8 by 25 1/8 by 25 1/2 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 98,500 GBP.  the five-member crestrail inlaid with six mother-of-pearl chilong, the two larger creatures grasping vegetal scrolls towards the rounded terminals, the single-board S-curved splat, flanked by mock-spandrels, featuring two enclosed panels, the upper with inlaid horn and... [Lire la suite]