17 juillet 2019

A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmoayi), 17th-18th century

Lot 452. A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmoayi), 17th-18th century;Height 44 3/8  in., 112.6 cm; Width 23 in., 58.5 cm; Depth 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 197,000 USD. © Sotheby's the solidly carved toprail with shaped yoke and upswept flat ends supported on corner posts which continue through to the back legs, centered by a thick, attractively grained C-shaped rectangular back splat, the elongated S-shaped... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 305. An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 46 by 25 3/4 by 19 in., 116.8 by 65.4 by 48.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving sharply back, the wide backsplat in tripartite form flanked... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 350. A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, shichutouguanmaoyi, Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century; each 42 by 22 by 17 1/4 in., 106.7 by 56 by 44 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 USD. Lot sold 264,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each composed of thick and generously proportioned members with a shaped headrest set on the curved crestrail, with truncated terminals supported on slightly S-shaped backsplat and backposts continuing through the seatframe to form the straight back... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

Chinese Huanghuali Yokeback Armchair, 17th century or later

Lot 129. Chinese Huanghuali Yokeback Armchair, 17th century or later. Height 42 inches, width 22 inches, depth 16 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500. Sold for $34,375. Courtesy Doyle The cylindrical crestrail above an S-curve splat carved with a vase containing a prunus and a small jar below a chilong medallion, the scrolled arms above a caned seat supported by an apron with three open rectangular panels, the legs supported by low stretchers.   Provenance: Sothebys New York, Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2016

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century

Lot 343. A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs, (sichutouguanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's each with an arched crestrail joined to a wide S-curved rectangular splat, the stiles similarly curved, on a hard-caned seat with elegantly outscrolled arms above beaded and shaped brackets and aprons, the legs joined to the frame by tapering dovetail housing joints surmounting long beaded moldings, joined by four typically ascending stretchers from front to back... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th-18th century

Lot 230, A pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th-18th century. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's each with an arched crestrail terminating in truncated ends, with two gently curved cylindrical corner posts centered by a wide serpentine rectangular splat, the elongated outscrolled arms supported at the mid-section by S-form stiles and recessed front posts connecting to the soft mat seat within a molded frame and with two bowed stretchers underneath, all above... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2015

Sotheby's announces Sale of Chinese Art including Classical Chinese Furniture from a private collection

LONDON.- On 11 November 2015, Sotheby’s London will bring to the market an exemplary selection of Chinese furniture and ceramics. Alongside the biannual auction of Important Chinese Art, Sotheby’s will offer the single-owner sale of Classical Chinese Furniture from a European Private Collection. Robert Bradlow, Senior Director, Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby’s London, commented: “This season we are delighted with the quality and freshness of the works we have sourced, in particular the exceptional collection of... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2015

A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th century

Lot 10. A huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), 17th century. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shaped crestrail with extending truncated ends, the two corner posts with a gentle S-curve to the seat frame and forming the back legs, centered by a wide serpentine rectangular splat, the outscrolled arms with S-form mid and front supports, the molded edged frame enclosing a hard mat seat, above beaded and shaped front and side aprons, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 221. A Huanghuali yokeback armchair (sichutou guanmaoyi), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 44 in., 111.8 cm; Width 23 1/2  in., 59.7 cm; Depth 24 1/4  in., 61.6 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2015 the solidly carved toprail with shaped yoke and upswept flat ends supported on corner posts which continue through to the back legs, centered by a thick, attractively grained S-shaped rectangular back splat, the elongated... [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]