09 juillet 2010

A set of six Italian red and yellow lacquered armchairs, Venetian, mid 18th century, en suite with the following lot.

A set of six Italian red and yellow lacquered armchairs, Venetian, mid 18th century, en suite with the following lot. photo Sotheby's Est. 100,000—120,000 GBP Lot Sold 169,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
05 avril 2010

'huanghuali' armchairs, gilt-Lacquered Elmwood Horseshoeback Armchairs & a 'hongmu' ceremonial horseshoeback armchair

A pair of 'huanghuali' armchairs. 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each with continuously curving armrests and crestrail, the slightly curved splat carved with a ruyi-head shaped medallion enclosing a makara dragon, the hardcane seat set within a rectangular frame, the legs of rounded section, bordering a curved apron and straight spandrels, the foot rest above plain aprons on the front and side (2) - 33 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 16 1/4 in., 85.7 x 55.2 x 41.3 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2009

Thomas Chippendale, Gainsborough armchairs. Circa 1760

Thomas Chippendale, Gainsborough armchairs.  Circa 1760 Height : 37.50 cm. Width : 27.00 cm. Depth : 28.50 cm. Price: $128,500 Notes: Refined elegance as championed by Thomas Chippendale is clearly evident in the masterful design of this pair of antique Gainsborough armchairs. Referred to as Gainsborough chairs for their resemblance to those seen in 18th-century paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, these generously proportioned chairs feature hallmarks of Chippendale design such as square backs, carved and... [Lire la suite]