17 juillet 2019

A pair of huanghuali continous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 492. A pair of huanghuali continous yokeback armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 45 1/4 in., 115 cm; Width 23 in., 63.5 cm; Depth 19 in., 48 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. © Sotheby's each with an elegantly shaped crestrail supported by shaped spandrels, above a bowed, wide splat, with gently curving arms continuing, supported on S-curve supports, to join the recessed frontal stile, with a hard cane seat, the legs... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2019

A pair of huanghuali simulated bamboo armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century

Lot 465. A pair of huanghuali simulated bamboo armchairs (nanguanmaoyi), 17th-18th century. Height 42 in., 107 cm; Width 20 3/4  in., 52.7 cm; Depth 16 1/2  in., 42 cm. Estimate: 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Lot sold 197,000 USD. © Sotheby's each with members simulating bamboo sections, the cylindrical crestrail, surmounting a rectangular bowed splat comprised of three sections, the upper carved with a ruyi medallion within a 'bamboo' frame, continuing to... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Pair of Zitan Southern Official Hat Chairs, Inset with Marble, Nanguanmaoyi, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 18. A Pair of Zitan Southern Official Hat Chairs, Inset with Marble, Nanguanmaoyi, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 104.5 by 60 by 49cm., 41 1/8 by 23 5/8 by 19 1/4 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 749,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2015 each with round yokeback toprail supported on slender round stiles extending to the back legs, the bulging armrests supported on serpentine side posts and 'gooseneck' front posts, the S-curved backsplat inset with two... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 290. A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 48 in., 121.9 cm; Width 23 3/4  in., 60.3 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with an elegantly arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the slightly backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, and a well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A rare huanghuali 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 1254. A rare huanghuali 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 40 in. (101.6 cm.) high, 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) wide, 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The curved crest rail is supported on curved rear posts and a gently-curving splat carved with a ruyi-form medallion. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering, standing stiles and curved front posts that continue through the seat to form the front legs. The mat seat is... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2018

A rare huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 311. A rare huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 40 3/8 in. (112.6 cm.) high, 23 ¾ in. (62.8 cm.) wide, 19 ¾ in. (50.2 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The shaped crestrail is supported on a curved backsplat finely carved with a ruyi medallion and curved rear posts which continue through the seat to form the rear legs. The outcurved arms are supported by tapering stiles and... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 978. A very rare huanghuali ‘Southern official’s hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 46 ¼ in. (117.5 cm.) high, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) wide, 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The chair has a curved crest rail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat,... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A very rare zitan 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, late 17th-18th century

Lot 946. A very rare zitan 'Southern official's hat' armchair, nanguanmaoyi, late 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The top rail of round section is supported on an S-shaped back splat and curved rear posts, which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering braces and front posts which continue through the seat to form the front legs. All are above a mat seat set within a rectangular frame above plain aprons fitted on the... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2017

A pair of huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 4070. A pair of huanghuali 'Southern officials hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 46 5/8 in. (118.3 cm.) high x 24 in. (61 cm.) wide x 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm.) deep (2). Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each generously proportioned chair has a wide shaped crestrail centered upon a large headrest. The well-figured rectangular S-shaped backsplats are flanked by curved corner posts which extend through... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

Rare and Exceptional Pieces at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Lot 109. A rare and large gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Begtse Chen, 18th century, 36.8cm (14 1/2in) high (2). Estimate £150,000 – 200,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - The Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held at New Bond St, London on Thursday 11 May, will include many rare Chinese ceramics and works of art from European and Asian private collections. Following on The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas, this sale offers a diverse selection of Buddhist bronze figures from the Ming to the... [Lire la suite]