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]

04 octobre 2020

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

Lot 5. A huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 267 by 50 by h. 89 cm, 105 ⅛ by 19 ¾ by h. 35 in. Estimate: 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 17,115,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the long rectangular single-board floating panel top of well figured wood set with everted ends, surmounting plain beaded aprons and ruyi-form spandrels, raised on thick rectangular section legs enclosing an openwork panel exquisitely carved with a large upright... [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]
24 mai 2020

A huanghuali dismantable recessed-leg table, qiaotouan, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 127. A huanghuali dismantable recessed-leg table, qiaotouan, Late Ming dynasty; 82.6 by 215.3 by 46 cm., 32 1/2  by 84 3/4  by 18 1/8  in. Estimate 6,800,000 — 8,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 11,120,000 HKD (1,278,310 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the removable single plank top of well figured wood with small rounded, shaped everted breadboard ends, supported by four transverse stretchers underneath, the everted flanges continuing downwards and mortised... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 84.8 by 146 by 35.9 cm., 33 3/8  by 57 1/2  by 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,000,000 HKD (574,780 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board floating panel tongue-and-grooved to the frame with shaped everted flanges, made of the same piece of wood as the small frame members at the ends, the edge of the frame gently... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A long red-lacquer recessed-leg trestle table (qiaotouan), 17th century

Lot 236. A long red-lacquer recessed-leg trestle table (qiaotouan), 17th century. Height 35 3/4 in., 91 cm; Width 112 3/4 in., 286.5 cm; Depth 20 in., 51 cm Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the long rectangular top with upturned everted flanges surmounting a plain narrow apron and spandrels, the legs of circular section supported on trestles with pierced panels carved with ruyi, the surface with generous remains of red and... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2019

A rare huanghuali altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 153. A rare huanghuali altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 95.5 by 201 by 45 cm, 37 3/8  by 79 1/4  by 17 3/4  in. Estimate £80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 100,000 GBP (129,210 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the panelled rectangular top terminating in everted flanges, above a plain beaded apron carved and pierced with ruyi scrolls atop each leg, the square section legs secured by two cross braces joined by a quatrefoil brace, all above a... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A Qiaotouan Everted Ends Zitan Table, Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 3605. A Qiaotouan Everted Ends Zitan Table, Early Qing Dynasty. L 218 cm. W 51 cm. H 85 cm. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 (USD 203,843 - 305,765). Lot sold HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,475). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: My Humble House Collection, Taipei. Literature: 1. The Secret Book of Hanshe 2, Hanshe Publishing House, 1988, p.1602.Zitan, Hanshe Publishing House, 1996, p.110-1113.Ching Wan Society Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Taipei, Ching Wan... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later

Lot 707.A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later. Height 36 3/4  in., 93.3 cm; Width 93 3/4  in., 238.1 cm; Depth 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. a long, well figured, single-plank top set with everted ends, supported beneath by four transverse stretchers and a narrow, molded frame with beaded edges, forming a straight apron above boldly carved stylized phoenix-head... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2018

A small huanghuali recessed-leg altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 98. A small huanghuali recessed-leg altar table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 77 by 154 by 49 cm, 30 1/4  by 61  by 19 1/4  in. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. Lot sold £137,500. Photo: Sotheby's. the single board panelled top, terminating in everted flanges above a straight beaded-edge apron and beaded cloud-scroll spandrels, supported on square sectioned legs, with rounded fronts, terminating in slightly splayed feet, joined by square sectioned stretchers enclosing a... [Lire la suite]