Lot 115
  • 115

A RARE HUANGHUALI 'KUI DRAGON' COUCH-BED, LUOHANCHUANG MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY |

Estimate
3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD
Sold
48,765,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

of elegant proportions, the rectangular seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a soft matted seat, the rounded edge of the seat frame moulded downwards and inwards into a narrow flat band, resting on a short straight waist and a beaded-edged apron carved with archaistic kui dragons, the apron further continuing into thick legs terminating in incurved hoof feet, all below the shaped back and arms with subtly sloping ends bordered with raised bands, the arms superbly carved in low relief on both sides with kui dragons with sinuous bodies, some accented with scrollwork, the design skilfully echoed on the front of the back panel
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