17 septembre 2019

A rare and large dali marble-inset zitan table screen, 19th century

Lot 889. A rare and large dali marble-inset zitan table screen, 19th century; 35 in. (88.9 cm.) high, 27 ¾ in. (70.5 cm.) wide, 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The variegated dali marble panel is suggestive of a dramatic mountainous landscape, and is enclosed within a zitan frame set into a zitan stand carved with two chilong confronting a beribboned cash symbol on the... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 830. An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover adorned with four squirrels crouching in opposite directions and surrounded by a scrolling grape vine bearing clusters of fruit and leaves, the vine inlaid in silver wire, the animals, fruits, and leaves variously set with mother-of-pearl, shell,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

Back on Ming dynasty furniture sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 372. A rare huanghuali and nanmu wine table, jiuzhuo, 16th-17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 41 in. (104.1 cm.) wide, 29 5/8 in. (75.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 90,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 217,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The attractive large nanmu burl panel set into the broad rectangular huanghuali frame, with beaded 'ice-plate' edge above the wide, beaded undulating single-panel apron, the slightly splayed legs of circular... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

Qing dynasty furniture at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1226. A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, 18th century; 88 7/8 in. (225.7 cm.) high, 85 in. (216 cm.) wide, 55 in. (139.7 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The openwork top formed by a latticework of wan emblems repeated on the upper portion of the frame above chi dragon spandrels and stepped stretchers, the soft mat seat set within the thick, rectangular frame and enclosed by further wan latticework... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

Furniture from a North-American Chinese family collection, formed during the late Qing dynasty at Christie's, 26 March 2010

Lot 1228. An unusual zitan corner-leg partner's desk; 33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high, 55 3/8 in. (140.7 cm.) wide, 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With three-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame, above aprons and spandrels carved with archaistic scroll, the aprons of the two long sides opening to reveal two concealed drawers, all supported on legs of square section joined by a base stretcher raised on small tabs. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century

Lot 1118. A finely carved zitan corner-leg side table, banzhou, 19th century; 33¼ in. (84.3 cm.) high, 45¾ in. (116.2 cm.) wide, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The two-panel top is set within a rectangular frame with notched corners and beaded edge, and is supported on a narrow waist carved with archaistic scroll above a band of lotus lappets and shaped aprons further carved with archaistic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

A pair of finely carved zitan barrel-form stools, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3649. A pair of finely carved zitan barrel-form stools, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 50.8 cm., 20 in. Estimate  1,500,000 — 2,500,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD (241,875 USD). © Sotheby's each of quatrefoil section, the lobed top within a thick outer edge of conforming form, set on a constricted waist swelling to an elegantly bulging body deftly carved in low relief with foliate scroll borders, each lobed sides pierced and containing oval... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

A rare zitan incense stand, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 37. A rare zitan incense stand, Qing dynasty, late 18th century; 99 by 41.5 by 41.5cm., 39 by 16 1/4 by 16 1/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 290,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the square panelled top above a widely flaring waist carved in openwork with ruyi heads flanked by confronted kui dragons, all above a border of curling lotus lappets, the apron carved with ruyi heads, scrolls and acanthus leaves, the slender cabriole legs terminating... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2019

A rare set of four zitan armchairs, Qing Dynasty

Lot 82TP. A rare set of four zitan armchairs, Qing Dynasty. Each 49cm (19 1/4in) wide x 47cm (18 1/2in) deep x 92cm (36 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 60,000 - 80,000 (€ 70,000 - 93,000). Sold for £ 187,562 (€ 214,124). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each with a tall splat scrolling at the top, framed by the openwork back and side rails, above the burlwood seat set within the wide rectangular frame above a waisted aprons and stepped stretchers, the thick, beaded legs of square section terminating in hoof feet. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

Zhuo Side Zitan Table, Early Qing Dynasty

Lot 3601. Zhuo Side Zitan Table, Early Qing Dynasty. L 116 cm. W 53 cm. H 89 cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,441 - 101,922). Lot sold HKD 802,400 (USD 102,202). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: My Humble House Collection, Taipei. Poly Auction. Brilliant Zitan - Selection of Five Important Furnitures from My Humble House, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019  
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