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]
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]