Huanghuali Seal Chest- Guanpixiang
A HUANGHUALI SEAL CHEST, GUANPIXIANG, 17TH CENTURY
China. Of rectangular form, the domed and hinged cover lifting to reveal a separate compartment above a pair of doors, opening to the interior with four drawers of varying sizes with oval-shaped drawer pulls, the front with a circular lock-plate and cloud-form hasp, mounted at the sides with bail handles, the huanghuali of a warm chestnut-brown tone with grain patterns reminiscent of dream stones.
Provenance: From a noted private collection in Abcoude, Netherlands. Fragments of a Chinese export seal to the underside.
Condition: Good and original condition with old wear, traces of use, soiling in drawers, the wood with gaps, natural flaws and age cracks. Fine patina.
Weight: 4,732 g
Dimensions: Size 32 x 32 x 25 cm
Literature comparison: For two comparable examples in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, see Robert D. Jacobsen with Nicholas Grindley, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Museum of Art, 1999, nos. 67 and 68, pages 186-189.
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related dressing chest, with a folding mirror stand beneath the cover, at Christie’s Hong Kong in Fine Chinese Furniture From Private American Collections on 28 November 2012, lot 2013, sold for HKD 500,000. Compare also with a closely related seal chest at Bonhams New York in A Taste for the Remarkable – The John and Celeste Fleming collection of Chinese Furniture and Works of Art on 12 September 2016, lot 6002, sold for USD 52,500.
尺寸：32 x 32 x 25 厘米
拍賣結果比較：一件鏡座官皮箱見香港佳士得Fine Chinese Furniture From Private American Collections拍場2012年11月28日 lot 2013, 售價HKD 500,000. ；另一件印章箱見紐約邦瀚斯A Taste for the Remarkable – The John and Celeste Fleming collection of Chinese Furniture and Works of Art 拍場2016年9月12日lot 6002, 售價USD 52,500.
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