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3635

An important and superbly carved imperial chenxiang mirror 'raree' cabinet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, possibly commissioned in the 17th year (1752) | 清乾隆 或製於十七年(1752年) 御製沉香木浮雕雲龍紋〈是一是二圖〉仙境西洋座鏡

Property of a Gentleman | 士紳收藏

An important and superbly carved imperial chenxiang mirror 'raree' cabinet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, possibly commissioned in the 17th year (1752) | 清乾隆 或製於十七年(1752年) 御製沉香木浮雕雲龍紋〈是一是二圖〉仙境西洋座鏡

An important and superbly carved imperial chenxiang mirror 'raree' cabinet, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, possibly commissioned in the 17th year (1752) | 清乾隆 或製於十七年(1752年) 御製沉香木浮雕雲龍紋〈是一是二圖〉仙境西洋座鏡

Property of a Gentleman

An important and superbly carved imperial chenxiang mirror 'raree' cabinet, 

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, possibly commissioned in the 17th year (1752)

士紳收藏

清乾隆 或製於十七年(1752年)

御製沉香木浮雕雲龍紋〈是一是二圖〉仙境西洋座鏡


75.5 by 16 by h. 66 cm

The mirror cabinet is in overall very good condition for its type. It has been slightly altered to better preserve the interior painted panels; two glass planes have been added on the reverse and two circular plexiglass eyepieces have been inserted on the front. The central mirror appears to have been slightly stabilised around the edges. There are typical age cracks and minor losses to the extremities of the agarwood carving, which is made of separate sections of wood joined together - a common practice for this type of scarce timber.


以其工藝類別而言,整體品相甚佳。為了更好保存內部牌畫,座鏡稍經改裝,包括後方添置兩片玻璃,前方二孔又加裝膠片。中央圓鏡沿邊內似乎稍經加固。木雕有因年代而產生之裂紋,沿邊且有小磕,均屬正常現象。因沉香木材珍罕,座鏡雕刻部分以大塊木料拼貼而成,此乃慣常做法。


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.

A French private collection, South West of France, reputedly acquired in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.


法國西南部私人收藏,傳得於二十世紀初,此後家族傳承