13 janvier 2023

A huanghuali scroll chest, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 517. A huanghuali scroll chest, Late Ming dynasty; 73.8 by 45 by 33.4 cm. Lot sold: 226,800 GBP (Estimate: 180,000 - 280,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property of a Gentleman. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022
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25 décembre 2022

A huanghuali side table, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 287. A huanghuali side table, Late Ming dynasty; 102 by 50 by 88 cm, 40⅛by 19¾ by 34⅝ in. Lot sold: 138,600 GBP (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the single panel set into a rectangular frame above a waisted apron supported on corner legs of square section joined by high square section stretchers with a pronounced arch rising up to touch the apron, the legs terminating in hoof feet, with two transverse stretchers beneath. Provenance: Eastern... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2022

A small huanghuali side table, late Ming dynasty

Lot 215. A small huanghuali side table, late Ming dynasty; 85 by 77.8 by 41 cm, 33½ by 30⅝ by 16⅛ in. Lot sold: 69,300 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the rectangular single board panel secured within a broad molded frame above a recessed waist over a beaded and scrolling apron carved in relief with intertwining vines all supported on four slightly tapering legs of square section, and terminating in hoof feet, the underside with three... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2022

An exceptional and rare Huanghuali six-post canopy bed (Jiazichuang), Late Ming dynasty

Lot 40. An impressive pair of large huanghuali and camphor wood compound cabinets (Sijiangui), Late Ming dynasty; 225.5 by 155 by 206.5 cm, 88¾ by 61 by 81¼ in. Lot sold: 478,800 GBP (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. well proportioned, the wide rectangular frame enclosing a soft-mat sleeping surface surmounting a constricted waist carved with pairs of confronting chilong divided by short bamboo-form struts, above a shaped apron carved in low... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2022

An impressive pair of large huanghuali and camphor wood compound cabinets (Sijiangui), Late Ming dynasty

Lot 11. An impressive pair of large huanghuali and camphor wood compound cabinets (Sijiangui), Late Ming dynasty; 268.5 by 52.2 by 139.5 cm, 105¾ and 20½ by 54⅞ in. (4). Lot sold: 567,000 GBP (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. each cabinet of rectangular form, comprising a smaller top cabinet resting on a larger bottom one, the top cabinet of miter, mortise, tenon, tongue-and-grooved flush floating-panel construction with four square uprights, the... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2022

Sir Joseph Hotung's Personal Collection totals double-estimate £103 million

Auction scene. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following an auction series that began with sales in Hong Kong this October, today, the final hammer came down on the extraordinary personal collection of Sir Joseph Hotung. Sir Joseph’s home brought together remarkable Asian works – from jewel-like jades and classical Chinese huanghuali furniture to works by titans of Western painting and rarities of French silver and superlative examples of 18th-century English craftsmanship. Over the course of four live sales and an online... [Lire la suite]

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]
13 décembre 2022

A huanghuali rectangular waisted stool, Late Ming dynasty

  Lot 196. A huanghuali rectangular waisted stool, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 49 cm. Lot sold: 2,646,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each of barrel-form, the round seat frame and foot accented with nail-head bosses, the bulging convex sides pierced with five elongated quatrefoil cartouches, the top inset with a circular marble panel. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, New York, 8th March 2000. Note: Barrel-shaped... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2022

A huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 187. A huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 54.8 by 36.8 by h. 49.9 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 constructed with beaded curvilinear-shaped seat rails drilled for a woven seat, the seat rail carved with confronting chilong and tendrils, the legs mortised, tenoned and lapped to the seat rails and base stretchers, hinged by metal rods at the pivoting point, secured on... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2022

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty

  Lot 178. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 67.5 by 62.5 by h. 102 cm. Lot sold: 5,292,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each of elegant and generous proportion, the horseshoe back surmounting a curved splat, the splat carved with a shaped archaistic medallion and flanked by moulded spandrels decorated with similar archaistic scroll, the armrest supported by S-shaped braces... [Lire la suite]