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]
13 septembre 2009

A collection of chinese furniture, 17th/18th/19th century

A finely carved zitan southern official's hat armchair, nanguanmaoyi. 18th/19th century With stepped top rail supported on rear posts of square section, framing the vase-shaped splat flanked by two carved scrolls and finely carved with a winged monster mask suspending an endless knot and two fish joined by a pendent tassel, the two-panel seat set within a wide rectangular frame above a shaped apron carved with ruyi-head scrolls and archaistic elements, the legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and a footrest. 42... [Lire la suite]