28 décembre 2021

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

Lot 3020. A pair of huanghuali 'southern officials hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 45 1⁄8 in. (114.5 cm high), 23 1⁄4 in. (59 cm) wide, 17 7⁄8 in. (45.5 cm) deep. Price realised HKD 3,250,000 (Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000). © Christie's 2021 Each chair has a crest rail supported on curved rear posts and a S-shaped splat with unusual beaded spandrels where the crest rail meets the rear posts. The arm rails are supported on slender, tapering standing stiles... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2020

Classical Chinese Furniture from a European Private Collection sold at Sotheby's London,

This carefully selected collection of huanghuali and zitan furniture features high-quality Chinese furniture from the late Ming and Qing dynasty, along with several items for the scholar’s desk. Consisting of twenty-six lots in total, the sale features a marble inlaid bed, beautifully carved altar tables and armchairs, as well as several different styles of cabinets that reveals the Ming and Qing craftsman’s repertoire. Lot 101. A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th century; 99.2 by 67.5 by 66... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 874. A pair of huanghuali 'southern official's hat' armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 45 in. (114.3 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each has a curved crestrail supported on curved rear posts and an S-shaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles that terminate in the front posts above the soft mat seat and cusped, beaded aprons and plain,... [Lire la suite]
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]