12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century

Lot 1663. A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century; 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm.) high, 74 ½ in. (189.2 cm.) wide, 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The two-panel top is set into a molded, rectangular frame fitted with everted ends above beaded aprons and shaped spandrels pierced with a ruyi motif. The whole is raised on finely beaded trestle legs fitted with a rectangular, openwork panel above plain aprons and spandrels and... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

Lot 1666. A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century; 46 in. (116.8 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The curved, protruding crestrail is supported on an S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms rails are supported on curved stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The soft mat seat is set in the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century

Lot 1662. A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century; 89 ½ in. (227.3 cm.) high, 83 in. (210.8 cm.) wide, 48 in. (121.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The mat seat is set in a rectangular frame above the narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with confronted chilong amidst scrolls. The whole is raised on cabriole legs carved with lion masks terminating in paw feet. The posts are joined on all sides by openwork railings carved with stylized... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 1667. A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century;70 in. (177.8 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in.(49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The beautifully proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded, protruding, rectangular, molded top supported on elegantly splayed legs of rounded square section. The doors are constructed from two large panels of attractively grained huanghuali on either... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century

Lot 1664. A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century; 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each has an elegantly curved top rail carved with high, rounded corners that continue to the curving back posts and extend through the frame of a mat seat to form the rear legs. The back posts are joined by a low horizontal back panel carved in openwork with two confronted dragons... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Bonhams celebrates Asia Week with four sales from March 18-20

  Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announces Asia Week New York from March 18 to 20, which includes a series of four auctions - Chinese Works of Art on March 18, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2019

A magnificent and very rare huanghuali painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century

  Lot 1665. A magnificent and very rare huanghuali painting table, jiatousun hua'an, 17th century; 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 85 in. (215.9 cm.) wide, 24 in. (60.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The single, floating panel is set in the rectangular frame fitted flush at both narrow ends with short, everted ends, above the beaded apron and beaded, shaped spandrels carved in openwork with ruyi heads. The whole is raised on... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century

Lot 317. A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th Century; 32 1/2 by 39 by 39 in., 82.5 by 99 by 99 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with large floating-panel top set on a frame with four corner legs of circular section set on low apron and supporting stretchers all carved to imitate lengths of bamboo, with naturalistic nodes overall, the legs particularly well carved with nodes of increasing... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 305. An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 46 by 25 3/4 by 19 in., 116.8 by 65.4 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving sharply back, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century

Lot 308. A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, 17th-18th Century; 40 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 19 in., 102.8 by 62.2 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the five-member crestrail terminating in rounded hand-grips, set on rounded straight backposts and 'goose-neck' front posts continuing through the seat frame to the straight legs of circular section secured by lobed and cusped aprons on all sides, secured by equal-height... [Lire la suite]
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