Asian Art Auction

December 04, 2017

LOT 171

Lot 171

A Pair of Huanghuali Open Shelf Cabinets

A Pair of Huanghuali Open Shelf Cabinets
Lot 171 Details
A Pair of Huanghuali Open Shelf Cabinets

The square sections carved with concave fluted edges, the open gallery rails decorated with double-ring braces and alternating lattice complemented by a scrolling apron to the legs, chilongs carved in relief to upper shelf drawers
69.7 x 38.6 x 18.1 in — 177.3 x 98 x 46 cm

Estimate $18,000-$25,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


For a discussion on this form of cabinet, see Wang Shixiang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol.I, Hong Kong 1990, p.83


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LOT 171

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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