13 septembre 2009

A collection of Chinese furniture @ Bonhams New York

A pair of massive huanghuali veneer compound cupboards, Sijiangui, 18th Century Each massive cupboard with hat chest composed of two framed doors separated by a removeable stile opening to reveal a single shelf and framed by square vertical rails above a lower cabinet set with massive floating panel-framed doors against a central stile enclosing a single shelf suspending two drawers over removeable covers for recessed hidden storage, fronted by plain panels over aprons elaborately carved with classic foliate tendrils... [Lire la suite]