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]

22 décembre 2018

A huanghuali corner-leg table, tiaozhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 99. A huanghuali corner-leg table, tiaozhuo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 85 by 116 by 55 cm, 33 1/2  by 41 3/4  by 21 3/4  in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £137,500. Photo: Sotheby's. the panelled rectangular top above a narrow waist and straight apron, supported on long square-section legs terminating in hoof feet. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, 1980s (by repute).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017
20 décembre 2018

Asian fine art and antiques tops one million dollars at Clars December sale

 OAKLAND, CA.- Clars December 15th and 16th auction was led by an exceptional array of Asian fine art, antiques and decorative art which came to the sale from several fine California estates, private collections and institutions. Two important paintings by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) sparked what would become an international event drawing highly competitive bidding from around the globe and fueling more than $1,040,000 for the Asian collections offered alone. Exceptional results were seen throughout this weekend... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare huanghuali square-corner tapered cabinet, fangjiaogui, Qing dynasty 17th-18th century

Lot 2944. A rare huanghuali square-corner tapered cabinet, fangjiaogui, Qing dynasty 17th-18th century; 72 3/8 in. (184 cm.) high, 41 1/8 in. (104.5 cm.) wide, 20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cabinet is of rectangular form and has rectangular single panel doors fitted with removable center stile. The wood-hinged doors with rectangular metal lockplates open to reveal the shelved interior with two drawers and a storage... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 2942. A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Early Qing dynasty; 93 7/8 in. (238.5 cm.) high, 89 in. (226 cm.) wide, 61 3/16 in. (155.4 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The rectangular bed frame is with a soft-mat seat set above a high waist and decorated with bamboo-form struts dividing scroll patterned panels. The curvilinear apron is carved in low relief with leafy... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A pair of huanghuali high yokeback armchairs, Late Ming dynasty, late 16th – early 17th century

Lot 3622. A pair of huanghuali high yokeback armchairs, Late Ming dynasty, late 16th – early 17th century; 121.3 by 60.4 by 45.3 cm, 47 3/4  by 23 3/4  by 17 7/8  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,273,900 - 1,910,850 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each with the shaped top rail with a small head-rest and gently everted ends, the plain S-shaped back splat tongue-and-grooved into the underside of the top rail and tenoned to the... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2018

An outstanding huanghuali couch-bed, luohan chuang, Late Ming dynasty, 16th – 17th century

Lot 3621. An outstanding huanghuali couch-bed, luohan chuang, Late Ming dynasty, 16th – 17th century; 78.5 by 199 by 95.3 cm, 30 7/8  by 78 3/8  by  37 1/2  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,273,900 - 1,910,850 USD). Lot Sold 14,520,000 HKD (1,852,171 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of superb quality, the rectangular seat frame of standard mitre, mortoise and tenon construction, supported on a straight, constricted waist exquisitely... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

Chinese Huanghuali Yokeback Armchair, 17th century or later

Lot 129. Chinese Huanghuali Yokeback Armchair, 17th century or later. Height 42 inches, width 22 inches, depth 16 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500. Sold for $34,375. Courtesy Doyle The cylindrical crestrail above an S-curve splat carved with a vase containing a prunus and a small jar below a chilong medallion, the scrolled arms above a caned seat supported by an apron with three open rectangular panels, the legs supported by low stretchers.   Provenance: Sothebys New York, Fine... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A Huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 89. A Huanghuali low table, Kangzhuo, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 12 x 36 1/2 x 22 1/4 in (30.5 x 93 x 56.5cm). Estimate: 12,000-15,000 USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,860). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The rectangular-paneled top with a 'water-stopping' beaded rim above an 'ice-plate' edge and plain waist supported by dramatic cabriole legs ending in articulated, clawed feet on pads, the fierce animal mask terminals with gaping jaws, bulging eyes, flaring nostrils and flowing hair, joined by a... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A huanghuali corner-leg painting table (huazhuo), 18th century

Lot 97. A huanghuali corner-leg painting table (huazhuo), 18th century; 30 7/8 x 69 ¼ x 21 7/8in (78.6 x 175.8 x 55.8cm). Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,860). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a humpback apron set with four vertical posts on the long side and two on the short side, the frame supported on the underside by four stretchers hidden-tenoned into the frame, the apron and legs possibly later assembled. ... [Lire la suite]