24 juin 2011

Huanghuali Chairs Lead Stellar $11.5 Million Fine Asian Works of Art Sale at Bonhams & Butterfields

A pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th/18th Century, 46 1/2in (118.1cm). Sold for $1,498,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fine Asian Works of Art auction on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco brought more than $11.5-million, with a rare pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, 17th/18th century, leading the sale by bringing $1.49 million USD. One of many attractions among the Chinese furniture to be offered, the chairs were from... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2011

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's. carved from a single section of tree trunk of wide cylindrical form, the wood of rich reddish-brown color with characteristics 'fur' markings, wood stand; diameter 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 524,000 HKD  Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 11. Hong Kong. www.sothebys.com
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15 avril 2011

A fine Huanghuali travelling bookcase, China, 17th century.

A fine Huanghuali travelling bookcase, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen 70 x 57 x 35 cm - Estimate 15000 / 25000 € Property from an European private collection  Cf.  Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Nr. 107 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
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15 avril 2011

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century.

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen 77 x 100 x 43,5 cm. Estimate: 9000 / 12000 € Property from an European private collection, bought Weber & Bauer SA, Arte Orientale, Lugano Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
15 avril 2011

A Huanghuali daybed, China, 17th century.

A Huanghuali daybed, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen With a square section mighty frame with a square section trimming strip pecked through the soft matting seat. The square section legs leading to the plain vertical apron which is finished on the front face only. 192 x 84 x 44,5 cm. Estimate 30000 / 50000 € Provenance: Collection privée allemande, acquis à la galerie Venzke, Berlin avant les années 1990. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
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15 avril 2011

A pair of huanghuali southern official hats armchairs, China, 17th century.

A pair of huanghuali southern official hats armchairs, China, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen with soft matting seats, the legs joined by stretchers in ascending heights. H. 116 cm - Estimate 40000 / 50000 € Property from the collection of the Tafel family, founded by the Tibet explorer . Dr. Albert Tafel (1876 - -1935) Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de
26 mars 2011

Ten best of Chinese Works of Art @ Sotheby's New York

A Fine Pair Of 'Huanghuali' Yokeback Armchairs (Guanmao Yi), 17th Century. photo Sotheby's The various owner sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art achieved a total of $25,968,650 (est. $9.2/13.1 million), Sotheby’s highest total in this category since the March 2007 sale which included highlights from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The sale was led by A Fine Pair of ‘Huanghuali’ Yokeback Armchairs (Guanmao Yi), 17th Century which sold for $2,770,500, several times the $200/300,000 estimate. The highlight of the paintings... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2011

Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Cabinets, 18th Century

Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Cabinets, 18th Century.  photo courtesy Doyle New York Each of rectangular form, with a protruding top with an 'ice plate' edge, above two panel doors opening to two drawers and a shelf, the apron carved on three sides with scrolling foliage in relief, brass rectangular lockplate, hinges and pulls. Height 64 inches, width 38 1/4 inches, depth 20 1/4 inches. Estimate $120,000-180,000 For a similar example see Christie's Important Chinese Furniture, Formerly in the Museum of Classical... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2011

Chinese Furniture @ Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers

  Impressive Pair of Chinese mixed hardwood cabinets , late 17th century. CourtesyFreeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Square corners fitted with molded doors enclosing two shelves, above two drawers, the interior with original red lacquered interior, raised on square feet.  H: 77 W: 39 D: 20 1/2 in.  Estimate $60,000-80,000  PROVENANCE: Previously lot 405, Christies 23rd November, 2010  Cabinets likely reassembled but seemingly without significant repairs or replacement parts; signs... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2010

A pair of 'Huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century

A pair of 'Huanghuali' horseshoeback armchairs.  Qing dynasty, 17th-18th Century. photo courtesy Sotheby's. the crestrail terminating in slightly flattened scroll handles, set with a shaped flange towards the undulating front posts with further tapering side-posts, rounded back-posts, and "S"-shaped plain backsplat, the rounded front- and back-posts continuing through the seat frame to form the straight legs of square section, all secured by ruyi-shaped aprons with beaded trim above low foot stretchers bearing... [Lire la suite]