05 avril 2009

A hard-stone inlaid lacquer compound cabinet. Late Ming Dynasty

A hard-stone inlaid lacquer compound cabinet. Late Ming Dynasty the lower cabinet of rectangular form exquisitely inlaid on the doors with soapstone, turquoise, and mother-of-pearl with a naturalistically flowering and fruiting crab apple tree intertwining with a tree peony on the right side, and a prunus tree with a further tree peony on the left side, all emanating from rocks with birds flying above, the frame inlaid with detached fruiting sprigs including citron, pomegranate, longan, camellia and prunus... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2009

A Pair of Large Tielimu Compound Cabinets, Sijiangui, 18th/19th Century

A Pair of Large Tielimu Compound Cabinets, Sijiangui, 18th/19th Century Each of rectangular form, the hat chests with two square-panel doors fitted flush around a removable center stile, above the large cabinet with rectangular panel doors similarly fitted and with removable center stile, the doors opening to reveal the shelved interior above two drawers, the front with a horizontal panel above a plain apron and apron-head spandrels. 95 5/8 in. (242.9 cm.) high, 39 15/16 in. (101.4 cm.) wide, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) deep (2).... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2009

A Very Rare and Impressive Large Huanghuali and Huamu Compound Cabinet, Sijiangui, 17th/18th Century

A Very Rare and Impressive Large Huanghuali and Huamu Compound Cabinet, Sijiangui, 17th/18th Century Of massive rectangular form and beautiful graining, the frame composed of solid huanghuali, the hat chest with two huanghuali square-panel doors fitted flush and attractively inlaid with double-gourd-form nanmu burl panels, above the large cabinet with rectangular huanghuali panel doors similarly fitted and inlaid with large circular and square nanmu burl panels separated by smaller quatrefoil nanmu burl panels at the center,... [Lire la suite]