10 avril 2014

A jichimu stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A jichimu stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo: Sotheby's of rectangular section, the lowest shelf of full length skirted by a plain apron on all four sides, joined to four legs rising up through the shelf to form the open framework of the stand, further connected to a second pair of vertical struts securing a lower half shelf and a full-length middle shelf, the top shelf of half length terminating on one side in archaistic scroll ends, the members all of square section with a slightly rounded outer edge; 156.7 by 67... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2014

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A jichimu and burlwood dressing table, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the rectangular tabletop set with a burlwood floating panel framed by jichimu, the apron on all four sides with jichimu vertical struts forming the framework of the four rectangular sections on the front and back and the three sections on the narrow sides, the sections further inset with burlwood panels, joined to four legs of square section and four stretchers near the foot; 81.5 by 55.8 by 36.5 cm., 32 1/8 by 22 by 14 3/8 in. Estimation 100,000 —... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2014

iGavel Auctions announces an important sale of Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art

NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 300 lots of important Asian art will soon be up for bidding on iGavel Auctions in a sale that goes live on April 15th and closes on April 30th. The outstanding works of art represent the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century.  Says Mr. Mason, “Following on the heels of the Asia Week sales, we look forward to presenting a fine selection of Imperial paintings,... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

An unusual pair of carved 'jichimu' wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa, China, Ming Dynasty

An unusual pair of carved 'jichimu' wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa, China, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. Heights: 44 in. (111.8 cm) PROVENANCE: Private Taiwanese Collection since the 1980s NOTE: Kasyapa was one of the principal disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha and convened and directed the First Buddhist Council after Buddha’s death and parinirvana.  He came from the kingdom of Magadha and by the time he met Buddha, was already well into his eighties.  He was a renowned ascetic and had a large... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2012

A jichimu Six Poster Canopy Bed (jiazichuang), Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. 

A jichimu Six Poster Canopy Bed (jiazichuang), Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Sotheby's the soft matted sleeping platform within a rectangular, mitered frame, molded with a waisted apron and raised on corner legs of square section ending in hoof feet, the front, back and side railings in a lattice pattern, joined by six baluster form upright posts joined to five similarly carved open work panels along the sides and surmounted by a pierced lattice canopy. Height 82 1/2 in., 210 cm; Width 86 3/4 in., 219.8... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

An unusual pair of huanghuali and jichimu yoke back arm chairs, 18th-19th century

An unusual pair of huanghuali and jichimu yoke back arm chairs, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams Each composed of a canted top rail set above an elegantly curved back splat carved with a centered flower enclosed in a ruyi-shaped medallion, the back rails continuing through the matted hard seat to form the legs and joined to horizontal shaped arm rests supported by continuous rails to the front and a centered spindle, the beaded apron butted to the seat and half-lapped to side extensions over a foot rest and stepped stretchers.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2011

A fine and rare jichimu Recessed-leg Table (qiaotouan). 17th century

A fine and rare jichimu Recessed-leg Table (qiaotouan). 17th century. Photo Sotheby's the single plank top with beveled and beaded edge terminating in everted flanges and supported on trestles, above a straight apron with beading continuing onto the spandrels, each formed as a crested phoenix with pierced scrolling wings and tails, supported by square legs with raised 'two incense stick' beading joined by a humped shoe foot and framing a large openwork panel, well carved with a cloud-shaped lingzhi surrounded by smaller lingzhi set... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2009

A collection of Chinese furniture @ Bonhams New York

A pair of massive huanghuali veneer compound cupboards, Sijiangui, 18th Century Each massive cupboard with hat chest composed of two framed doors separated by a removeable stile opening to reveal a single shelf and framed by square vertical rails above a lower cabinet set with massive floating panel-framed doors against a central stile enclosing a single shelf suspending two drawers over removeable covers for recessed hidden storage, fronted by plain panels over aprons elaborately carved with classic foliate tendrils... [Lire la suite]
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