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Lot 119: A HUANGHUALI COUCH-BED, LUOHAN CHUANG LATE MING DYNASTY |

Est: $8,000,000 HKD - $12,000,000 HKDSold:
Sotheby'sOctober 07, 2015Hong Kong, China

Item Overview

Description

of elegant proportions, the seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides and supported by three transverse braces, mortised and tennoned into the long members of the frame, two additional braces mortised and tennoned into the short frame members and the transverse braces at each end for further support, drilled for soft seat (restored with coconut webbing and old mat seat), the edge of the frame completely flat above flat aprons mitred, mortise and tennoned into and half-lapped onto the straight legs ending in low hoof feet, rectangular stretchers mortised and tennoned into the top of the legs behind the aprons for further support, the back and arms made of a single piece of wood with breadboard ends and finishing in a graceful outward curve at the top

Dimensions

91 by 202.5 by 86.4 cm., 35 3/4  by 79 3/4  by 34 in.

Condition Report

The couch-bed is in an exceptional state of preservation, retaining its original form and structure. As typical for Ming chairs, the matting has been periodically replaced. In addition to minor bruises and scratches to the surface, there are two small areas of shallow flaking to the right side, measuring approx 5cm. There are areas of consolidation and strengthening to the fragile extremities, including sections of the back two legs measuring 6cm (back left) and 5cm (back right). Minor chips to left arm at the front.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Exhibited

Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench, The Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1998, cat. no. 21, pp. 100-101.
The Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture
, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, 2003.

Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: Other, Personal Check, Visa

Shipping

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer

Firearms must be shipped to your local FFL dealer. Please have their FFL License copy with address with buyer's name, bidder name & number faxed to 843-278-6016 or emailed to [email protected]. No firearms will be shipped to bidders unless it is pre-1898 or a firearm relics license is sent to us. Background checks are processed by Seymour Auctions for local bidders for firearms post-1898.

Auction Details

Ming Furniture - The Dr S Y Yip Collection

by
Sotheby's
October 07, 2015, 10:00 AM HKT

5/F One Pacific Place, Hong Kong, Admiralty, -, CN

Terms

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

$1 - 1,600,000:30.0%
$1,600,001 - 22,500,000:25.0%
$22,500,001+:17.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$2,999$200
$3,000$3,199$200
$3,200$3,799$300
$3,800$4,199$200
$4,200$4,799$300
$4,800$4,999$200
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$29,999$2,000
$30,000$31,999$2,000
$32,000$37,999$3,000
$38,000$41,999$2,000
$42,000$47,999$3,000
$48,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000$299,999$20,000
$300,000$319,999$20,000
$320,000$379,999$30,000
$380,000$419,999$20,000
$420,000$479,999$30,000
$480,000$499,999$20,000
$500,000$999,999$50,000
$1,000,000$1,999,999$100,000
$2,000,000$2,999,999$200,000
$3,000,000$3,199,999$200,000
$3,200,000$3,799,999$300,000
$3,800,000$4,199,999$200,000
$4,200,000$4,799,999$300,000
$4,800,000$4,999,999$200,000
$5,000,000$9,999,999$500,000
$10,000,000+$1,000,000

Conditions of Sale:

Conditions of Sale:

Shipping Terms

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer

Firearms must be shipped to your local FFL dealer. Please have their FFL License copy with address with buyer's name, bidder name & number faxed to 843-278-6016 or emailed to [email protected]. No firearms will be shipped to bidders unless it is pre-1898 or a firearm relics license is sent to us. Background checks are processed by Seymour Auctions for local bidders for firearms post-1898.