Classical Chinese Furniture from Heveningham Hall

Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060 · +44 (0)20 73892869

Date of the auction: 28.05.2021

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A HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO A HUANGHUALI...

A HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY With single-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame with grooved edge above a waist and plain, beaded aprons, all raised on thick, beaded legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and

Lot #: 2801

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI 'FOUR-CORNER’S EXPOSED’ OFFICIAL’S HAT ARMCHAIRS...

A HUANGHUALI 'FOUR-CORNER’S EXPOSED’ OFFICIAL’S HAT ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOUGUANMAOYI LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The shaped toprail terminating in protruding rounded ends are supported on the gently curved upper extensions of the rear legs, the arms continuing in an elegant S-curve above the

Lot #: 2802

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN IMPORTANT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE HUANGHUALI WAISTED DAYBED, TA AN...

AN IMPORTANT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE HUANGHUALI WAISTED DAYBED, TA LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The well-proportioned bed with rectangular frame enclosing the hard mat seat above a high waist and plain, straight apron supported on sturdy legs of square section terminating in hoof feet, the wood a

Lot #: 2803

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$4,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER TAPERED CABINETS AND STAND, YUANJIAOGUI...

A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER TAPERED CABINETS AND STAND, YUANJIAOGUI LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The cabinet is well-proportioned and constructed with a rounded, protruding, double-cushion moulded top supported on slightly splayed corner posts of lobed-section. The well-figured matched

Lot #: 2804

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A LARGE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, PINGTOU'AN A LARGE HUANGHUALI...

A LARGE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, PINGTOU'AN LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The single-panel top set into a broad frame with 'ice-plate' edges, supported on legs of round section joined by pairs of oval stretchers with plain aprons and apron-head spandrels. 32 5/8 in. (82.8 cm

Lot #: 2805

Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG A VERY RARE...

A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG QING DYNASTY, 17-18TH CENTURY The soft mat top is set into a rectangular base formed by members of simianping, 'four-sides-flush'. The waistless platform is set on the plain aprons continuing to the straight rectangular legs with hoof feet

Lot #: 2806

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$4,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A RARE LARGE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CORNER-LEG STOOLS...

A RARE LARGE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CORNER-LEG STOOLS, CHANGFANGDENG LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Each with soft mat seat set within the rectangular frame, above a waist and plain aprons, the whole raised on legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminating

Lot #: 2807

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER CABINETS, FANGJIAOGUI A PAIR OF...

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER CABINETS, FANGJIAOGUI QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The top frame of each cabinet is supported on square corner posts joined at the feet by plain stretchers with apron-head spandrels. The two doors of well-figured matched panels open to reveal the interior fitted

Lot #: 2808

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK...

A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR, JIAOYI LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY 42 in. (106.6 cm.) high; 29 in. (73.7 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) deep

Lot #: 2809

Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - HK$12,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER TAPERED CABINET...

A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER TAPERED CABINET, FANGCAI YUANJIAOGUI LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Beautifully proportioned with beaded top frame extending beyond the thick, square corner posts, the attractively figured single panels on the doors are set within

Lot #: 2810

Estimate: HK$4,000,000 - HK$6,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE LARGE HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR...

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE LARGE HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Of grand proportions, the strongly curved crestrail is supported on curved rear posts and the s-shaped splat, above the soft mat seat set within the rectangular frame

Lot #: 2811

Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A RARE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, PINGTOU'AN A RARE HUANGHUALI...

A RARE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, PINGTOU'AN LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Beautifully proportioned, with attractively figured single-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame with beaded, thumb-grooved edge above plain aprons and spandrels, the whole raised on thick legs of

Lot #: 2812

Estimate: HK$4,000,000 - HK$5,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI...

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Each with sweeping crest rail terminates in out-swept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi-head roundel enclosing confronted chilong dragons and

Lot #: 2813

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF IMPERIAL ZITAN SQUARE LANTERNS AN EXTREMELY RARE...

AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF IMPERIAL ZITAN SQUARE LANTERNS QIANLONG PREIOD (1736-1795) Each finely carved with flared openwork crown carved with descending bats above a pierced waist and continuing on the openwork scroll shoulder. The center section with upper and lower openwork borders joined by

Lot #: 2814

Estimate: HK$4,000,000 - HK$6,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MAGNIFICENT HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG A MAGNIFICENT...

A MAGNIFICENT HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The rectangular bed frame is with a soft-mat seat set above a high waist and decorated with bamboo-form struts dividing panels carved with birds and beasts among flower branches. The curvilinear apron is carved in

Lot #: 2815

Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER MEDICINE CABINETS, YAOGUI AN...

AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER MEDICINE CABINETS, YAOGUI QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The protruding round-corner top on each cabinet is supported on corner posts of rounded section, enclosing the rectangular single panel doors opening from the centre to reveal nineteen drawers, all above a

Lot #: 2816

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI BAMBOO-FORM CORNER-LEG PAINTING TABLE, HUAZHUO A HUANGHUALI...

A HUANGHUALI BAMBOO-FORM CORNER-LEG PAINTING TABLE, HUAZHUO QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Of bamboo prototype, the top comprising two panels of equal width set within a frame of generous proportions and with double-moulded edge resting on the round legs joined by a plain humped apron rail wrapping

Lot #: 2817

Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI CORNER-LEG BENCH, ER'RENDENG A HUANGHUALI CORNER-LEG BENCH...

A HUANGHUALI CORNER-LEG BENCH, ER'RENDENG QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The rectangular soft cane seat set in a frame with ‘ice-plate’ edge supported on a narrow waist, above square-corner legs terminating in hoof feet and joined by humpback stretchers. 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high, 54 ¾ in. (139.1 cm

Lot #: 2818

Estimate: HK$700,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI A HUANGHUALI...

A HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL'S HAT ARMCHAIR, NANGUANMAOYI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The elegantly shaped crestrail is supported on rear posts which continue to form the rear legs, flanking the s-shaped splat above the huanghuali seat set within rectangular frame. The curved armrails are supported

Lot #: 2819

Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE ZITAN FOLDING STOOL, JIAOWU AN IMPORTANT...

AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE ZITAN FOLDING STOOL, JIAOWU 17TH-18TH CENTURY The stool is of elegant form with a woven seat joined by two thick members forming the upper frame, above two pairs of hinged legs of circular section joined at the middle with metal hardware and at the front by the

Lot #: 2820

Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIR, QUANYI A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK...

A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIR, QUANYI QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The sweeping crest rail terminates in out-swept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the plain S-shaped splat. The rear posts continue to form the back legs below the rectangular frame above cusped apron

Lot #: 2821

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MASSIVE HUANGHUALI COMPOUND CABINET, DINGXIANG'GUI A MASSIVE HUANGHUALI...

A MASSIVE HUANGHUALI COMPOUND CABINET, DINGXIANG'GUI QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Of massive rectangular form and beautiful graining, the frame composed of huanghuali veneer over solid hardwood. The hat chest with two huanghuali square-panel doors fitted flush around a removable center stile

Lot #: 2822

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI FOUR-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG AN...

AN EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI FOUR-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The soft mat platform is enclosed by a rectangular frame and narrow waist above plain beaded aprons and thick inward-curving legs of square section terminating in hoof feet. The four posts are joined on three

Lot #: 2823

Estimate: HK$4,000,000 - HK$6,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF ELMWOOD HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI A PAIR OF ELMWOOD...

A PAIR OF ELMWOOD HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each with curving toprail continuing in a broad sweep above the rounded back posts formed by the upper extensions of the rear legs and extending beyond the tapering side posts and front corner posts. The plain backsplat is

Lot #: 2824

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A HUANGHUALI CLOTHES RACK, YIJIA A HUANGHUALI CLOTHES RACK, YIJIA QING...

A HUANGHUALI CLOTHES RACK, YIJIA QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The two slender corner posts are of square section and joined to the top rail which terminates in floral scrolls. Two additional horizontal rails enclose openwork panels of meandering floral and leafy scrolls. The whole is fitted into shoe

Lot #: 2825

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE LARGE GILT-COPPER DRAGON PLAQUE AN IMPORTANT AND...

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE LARGE GILT-COPPER DRAGON PLAQUE LIAO DYNASTY (AD 907-1125) Cast as a ferocious three-clawed, scaly dragon shown striding with its mouth open in a roar revealing long pointed fangs and the tongue, with a pair of sweptback horns above the trailing, wind-blown mane, and short

Lot #: 2826

Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021