02 janvier 2017

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties. Huanghuali wood, brass, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.375 in, 21.27 cm; depth: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1991.813 © Denver Art Museum. This chest with lidded compartment and three drawers is made from huanghuali wood, a material admired for its beautiful grain and warm color. It would likely have been used to hold a scholar's implements.

08 septembre 2016

Freeman's begins fall auction season with Asian arts sale on September 10

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman's will kick off its fall auction season with Asian Arts on September 10. Boasting an eclectic assemblage of Chinese and East Asian art ranging from China’s bronze age into the 21st century, this sale coincides with Asia Week New York, which starts on September 9. Featured in the auction are a rare Imperial Chinese hunting knife with enameled gold and silver sheath of the Qianlong period, an important Chinese hardstone-embellished huanghuali seal chest, and a rare Chinese cloisonné enamel square... [Lire la suite]