Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, including Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.03.2007 - 20.03.2007

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A HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR WAISTED SIDE TABLE 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

A huanghuali rectangular waisted side table 17th / 18th Century with two-board floating-panel top and low concave waist above a straight apron and four squared straight legs at the corners, all secured by simple squared humpbacked stretchers with two vertical struts on each of the longer and shorter

Lot #: 301

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG SIDE TABLE WITH 'LINGZHI-FUNGUS' PANELS AND...

A huanghuali recessed-leg side table with 'lingzhi-fungus' panels and everted ends 17th / 18th Century the floating-panel top butted at the ends with large projecting everted ends, all secured by pairs of recessed legs with slightly rounded outer surfaces, grooved inner corners and a pronounced

Lot #: 302

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI APOTHECARY CHEST 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

A very rare huanghuali apothecary chest 17th / 18th Century with floating-panels at the top and sides set within a simple rectangular frame of squared members with plain aprons on the three main sides, the slightly set-back interior composed of a regular array of thirty square-front drawers in six

Lot #: 303

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LARGE LACQUERED ELM COUCH WITH OPENWORK RAILS QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH...

A large lacquered elm couch with openwork rails Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th Century with soft matted seat set on a frame with high straight waist carved with T-form fretwork in raised grooved beading above a mock-bamboo filet, and rounded apron of shaped and cusped profile accented with 'flaming

Lot #: 304

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE HUANGHUALI YOKEBACK ARMCHAIR WITH 'FU' CHARACTER...

An exceptional and rare huanghuali yokeback armchair with 'fu' character and burl splat Late Ming dynasty, 16th / 17th Century constructed of very thick members and of majestic proportions, the generous crestrail with flattened headrest and bulging rounded terminals set on rounded backposts curving

Lot #: 305

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SET OF SIX HONGMU SQUARE PEDESTAL STANDS QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

A set of six hongmu square pedestal stands Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th Century with floating-panel top and curved outer edge over a squared lip, with integral concave 'waist' continuing to the plain slightly rounded apron set on squared corner legs accented with beaded trim along all inner edges, the

Lot #: 306

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN OUTSTANDING HUANGHUALI SINGLE-BOARD RECESSED-LEG LONG TABLE WITH TRELLIS...

An outstanding huanghuali single-board recessed-leg long table with trellis panels Late Ming / Early Qing Dynasty, 17th / 18th Century with spectacular thick single-board top with central large 'ghost-face' whorls and flanking subsidiary whorls and superb grain overall, butted on the ends with

Lot #: 307

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE ORNATELY CARVED HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR 17TH / 18TH...

A rare ornately carved huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair 17th / 18th Century the five-member crestrail terminating in rounded hand-grips, set on rounded straight backposts and 'goose-neck' front posts continuing through the seat frame to the straight legs of circular section secured by lobed and

Lot #: 308

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI WAISTED LOW BENCH WITH CORNER LEGS LATE MING / EARLY QING...

A huanghuali waisted low bench with corner legs Late Ming / Early Qing Dynasty, 17th / 18th Century constructed with a solid-board top of good figuring and 'ghost-face' whorls, set on a squared lower lip, above a low waist, before squared corner legs terminating in low hoof feet, all secured by

Lot #: 310

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI SIDE TABLE WITH BURLWOOD TOP AND INTEGRAL SHELF 17TH / 18TH...

A huanghuali side table with burlwood top and integral shelf 17th / 18th Century with single-board floating-panel of spectacularly figured nanmu burl (cedar) set with a top-frame with lightly grooved outer edge and squared lip, supported by pairs of recessed legs of rounded section flaring outwards

Lot #: 311

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SUPERBLY CARVED HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK CHAIR, (JIAOYI) LATE...

A superbly carved huanghuali folding horseshoe-back chair, (Jiaoyi) Late Ming dynasty, 16th / 17th Century with very generously proportioned long three-member looping crestrail with rounded flattened hand-grips, the backsplat finely carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing vegetal

Lot #: 312

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN OUTSTANDING AND FINE PAIR OF ZITAN SQUARE STOOLS WITH BURLWOOD TOPS...

An outstanding and fine pair of zitan square stools with burlwood tops 18th Century with superbly figured dense burlwood floating-panel within a thick frame with rounded outer edge, set on a high straight waist and bulging curved legs of square section terminating in high hoof feet, all secured by

Lot #: 313

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$100,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A FINE LARGE ELMWOOD RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE 18TH CENTURY

A fine large elmwood recessed-leg painting table 18th Century with extra-wide single-board top, supported on pairs of recessed legs of circular section with paired transverse braces, with plain apron and plain rounded spandrels, the outer edge of the top with flat upper half above a rounded lower

Lot #: 314

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI CABINETS, WITH DISPLAY...

A magnificent and very rare pair of huanghuali cabinets, with display shelf and exposed tenons, (Lianggegui) Late Ming dynasty, 17th / 18th Century each accented by superbly grained single-board floating panels forming the sides and doors, secured within thick raised frames edged with recessive

Lot #: 315

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$400,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI LOW BENCH WITH RECESSED LEGS 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

A huanghuali low bench with recessed legs 17th / 18th Century with soft matted seat set in a top frame with rounded outer edge, supported by pairs of rounded legs set with paired transverse braces of bulging ovoid section, all secured by a plain straight apron accented with thick beading and ruyi or

Lot #: 316

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE HUANGHUALI 'IMITATION BAMBOO' SQUARE TABLE WITH 'GIANT'S ARM' BRACES...

A rare huanghuali 'imitation bamboo' square table with 'giant's arm' braces 17th / 18th Century with large floating-panel top set on a frame with four corner legs of circular section set on low apron and supporting stretchers all carved to imitate lengths of bamboo, with naturalistic nodes overall

Lot #: 317

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI ORNATELY CARVED MIRROR STAND LATE MING / EARLY QING DYNASTY,...

A huanghuali ornately carved mirror stand Late Ming / Early Qing dynasty, 16th / 17th Century with characteristic openwork five-part paneled frame in ascending heights carved with a dragon against clouds over carps against waves and a gate 'Yu Men', flanked by pairs of panels of phoenixes and lush

Lot #: 318

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SMALL HUANGHUALI SCHOLAR'S DESK CABINET WITH NANMU BURL DOORS 17TH /...

A small huanghuali scholar's desk cabinet with nanmu burl doors 17th / 18th Century with floating-panel top and sides within a simple rectangular frame secured by plain aprons just above the feet on the three main sides, the doors finely appointed with book-matched nanmu (cedar) - burl floating

Lot #: 319

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE PAIR OF ELMWOOD AND NANMU BURLWOOD TAPERED STILE CABINETS 18TH...

A rare pair of elmwood and nanmu burlwood tapered stile cabinets 18th Century with finely whorled burlwood floating-panels within rounded frames with squared trim, wood-hinged within rectangular stile frames with central posts, secured by plain aprons with rounded spandrels between the rounded legs

Lot #: 320

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE PAIR OF JICHIMU 'HALF-MOON' TABLES WITH 'GIANT'S ARM' BRACES 18TH...

A rare pair of jichimu 'half-moon' tables with 'giant's arm' braces 18th Century each with solid-plank demi-lune top set onto four straight legs of squared section, tapering slightly towards the hoof feet with simple curving plain aprons mitered into the legs and secured by sinuous 'giant's arm

Lot #: 321

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$45,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A FINE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS (GUANMAO YI) QING DYNASTY,...

A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (guanmao yi) Qing dynasty, Kangxi Period of unusually spare form, the slender members undulating in subtle ‘S'-shape to form the yoke-shaped crestrail with flattened headrest and truncated terminals echoed by the undulating plain backsplat, backposts

Lot #: 322

Estimate: US$110,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LARGE CARVED 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A large carved 'lingbi' scholar's rock of upright form in the shape of a rising dragon or clouds, two-part stand Quantity: 3 46 in., 117 cm

Lot #: 323

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SUPERB HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CABINET WITH NANMU-BURL WOOD-HINGED DOORS,...

A superb huanghuali rectangular cabinet with nanmu-burl wood-hinged doors, (yuan jiao gui) Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period very finely constructed with a projecting top frame with grooved and recessed outer-edge set on four rounded corner posts accented with squared molding in the inner edges, securing

Lot #: 324

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK CHAIR 18TH CENTURY

A huanghuali horseshoe-back chair 18th Century the rounded crest-rail composed of five members and set on straight back posts and curved front and side posts, the shaped spandrel underneath the rounded terminals, with a simple curved backsplat carved with a foliate cloud medallion enclosing vegetal

Lot #: 325

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock in the form of a walking figure, stand 13 1/2 in., 34 cm

Lot #: 326

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A 'ying' scholar's rock resembling an arching bridge, stand 18 1/2 in., 47 cm

Lot #: 327

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock the T-shaped stone in the form of a head of a dragon, stand 21 in., 53.2 cm

Lot #: 329

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LARGE AND IMPORTANT 'LINGBI' GARDEN ROCK

A large and important 'lingbi' garden rock the massive monolith carved in the form of a writhing dragon, supported in a finely carved marble stand rock 89 in., 226 cm stand 23 1/4 in., 59 cm

Lot #: 331

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE HUANGHUALI COUCH WITH SOLID RAILS, (LUOHANCHUANG)...

An outstanding and rare huanghuali couch with solid rails, (luohanchuang) Late Ming / Early Qing Dynasty, 17th / 18th Century magnificently composed of finely grained huanghuali with a soft matted seat set within a frame of wide members with a rounded outer edge, tapering towards a slightly grooved

Lot #: 332

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$250,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock of upright tall and slender form in the shape of a rising stream of vapor 42 1/2 in., 108 cm

Lot #: 333

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

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007