Important Antique Chinese Carved Huanghuali & Huamu Wood Corner Cabinet 18th C For Sale
We would like to thank each of you who watched and participated in our sale of an Imperial Throne Chair last week. In response to the enthusiasm and desire for rare and period pieces of Chinese art, we have been given the opportunity to offer this extraordinary piece of 18th century Chinese furniture: A Huanghuali & Huamu Rounded-Corner Cabinet.
The cabinet is carved from expensive and rare hardwoods, and is the pinnacle of traditional Chinese furniture making during the Qing Dynasty period, with its book-wise front doors showing scholarly grain patterns from “ravines” and “water flowing over rocks” to “ghost faces” and “hellfire”. These are patterns only seen on these special wood types. Cabinets of this caliber, including the beautifully molded edgework around the front panels and top, are the product of expert craftsman and would’ve only been affordable to the wealthiest of households, with many ordered for Imperial use. This continues today with similar cabinets and ones of lower quality regularly selling in excess of $100,000.
It’s important to note that the cabinet is entirely constructed with the use of interlocking wood joints – no nails – and is made from all solid, hardwood – no veneers. The cabinet is in very good condition measuring 48.5 inches tall by 28 inches wide by 16 inches deep (123.19 cm by 71.12 cm by 40.64 cm).
Cabinets of this type and quality rarely come available, and when they do, it is only at major sale houses like Sotheby's or Christie's – we are sure you will not see another on this year! Huanghuali cabinets similar to this have already achieved prices between $100,000 and $500,000 this year. A modest cabinet sale record is shown below.
This is a rare opportunity to add a major centerpiece to your Important Collection of Chinese Art. It is also an important opportunity for the investor of Chinese Art. We will ship this worldwide for free to your closest port of entry. We are happy to arrange air freight or freight forwarding to your home or shop at an additional charge if desired.
GJPaw sales has been in theArt business for over 25 years and is now expanding its operation to . Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering to our walk-in customers for decades to collectors across the Globe. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance.
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Additional photos are now available of the bottom of the cabinet. Please message us before the end of the sale if you would like to see these images. The determination of age of the cabinet is based off of similar cabinet sale records, sale catalog photos, and books on classical Chinese furniture. Nearly all cabinets with available sale records are listed as 17th to 19th century. Please feel free to request as many photos as you need and please, since the cabinet is not marked, use your best judgement to determine the age for yourself.
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