19 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 8831. A pair of huanghuali 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 51⁄4 in (13.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (EUR 40,920 - EUR 61,380). Price Realised: HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  One box contains 151 weiqi game pieces made of slate, the other with 150 pieces made of shell. Property from from the Tanglongge Collection. Christie's. Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2020

A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 118. A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets, yuanjiaogui, 17th century; 155.5 by 77 by 42.3 cm, 61 1/8  by 30 1/4  by 16 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 — 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,375,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each of rectangular section and surmounted with a cabinet top with a round edge beginning and ending with a narrow flat band, supported on four recessed slightly splayed stiles at each corner forming the tapered... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 115. A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; overall 71.9 by 201.2 by 122.7 cm, 28 1/4  by 79 1/2  by 48 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 — 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 48,765,000 . Courtesy Sotheby's.  of elegant proportions, the rectangular seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a soft matted seat, the rounded edge of the seat frame moulded downwards and inwards... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 111. A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century; 88 by 289.3 by 58.5 cm, 34 5/8  by 113 7/8  by 23 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 60,155,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board panel flanked by shaped everted flanges on the shorter ends and moulding inward and downward and ending in a narrow band, supported on a frame formed by the long beaded-edged apron decorated with spandrels carved in... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

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

Lot 107. A pair of huanghuali continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming dynasty; 105 by 73 by 66 cm, 41 1/4  by 28 3/4  by 26 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,895,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. each well proportioned, the arm beginning and ending in returning knobs, the 'S'-curved back splat carved with a ruyi-shaped medallion enclosing a pair of stylised chilong and tongue-and-grooved into the underside of the horseshoe... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 103. A rare huanghuali ebony-inset painting table, huazhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 87 by 193.1 by 72.7 cm, 34 1/4  by 76 by 28 5/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,975,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the framed top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction, supported on beaded square-section legs terminating in hoof feet, the legs joined by four stretchers skilfully set with ebony struts of varying lengths neatly forming... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2020

A large huanghuali and dalishi marble table screen, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 138. A large huanghuali and dalishi marble table screen, Late Ming dynasty; 62 by 56.3 by 32.7 cm., 24 3/8  by 22 1/8  by 12 7/8  in. Estimate 380,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,375,000 HKD (158,064 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. beautifully modelled, the two base supports edged with drum-shaped and deep curvilinear aprons on each side, flanking a pair of openwork panels inset below a well-figured dalishi marble evoking mountains and clouds. ... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2020

A pair of huanghuali square corner kang cabinets, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 136. A pair of huanghuali square corner kang cabinets, Late Ming dynasty; 49.9 by 39.2 by 24.3 cm., 19 5/8  by 15 3/8  by 9 5/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,920,000 HKD (450,627 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a top of mitre, mortise and exposed tenon construction with a flush, tongue-and-grooved, floating panel supported by two dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath, the four square uprights pyramid-joined to the top... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2020

A huanghuali plank-top kang table, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 135. A huanghuali plank-top kang table, Late Ming dynasty; 29.3 by 122.4 by 28.6 cm., 11 1/2  by 48 1/4  by 11 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,360,000 HKD (271,296 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of substantial material, the top made of a solid single plank, supported on splayed square-sectioned legs double-tennoned to the plank top and curving gently outward at the feet, the legs gently rounded on the outside and cut to... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2020

A set of four huanghuali rectangular stools, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 134. A set of four huanghuali rectangular stools, Late Ming dynasty; 51.5 by 45.6 by 40.1 cm., 20 1/4  by 17 7/8  by 15 3/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,680,000 HKD (767,906 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each frame top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction, with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame, drilled for soft-seat construction (now replaced with old matting), supported by two curved transverse... [Lire la suite]