Sells for HK$57,218,000 / US$7,383,000
Over 10 Times its Estimate
Today at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 21 pieces of Huanghuali furniture from an important collection dominated the Monochrome II sale by fetching a total of HK$202,628,000 / US$26,145,500. A Rare and Large Pair of Huanghuali Square-Corner Display Cabinets, Wanligui 17th Century was sold for HK$57,218,000 / US$7,383,000, over 10 times its pre-sale estimate.
This distinguished collection of Huanghuali furniture demonstrates the exceptional skill of 17th century furniture makers in their ability to take full advantage of the vivid colours and patterns of precious hardwood. The overwhelming response from collectors reaffirms the timeless aesthetic in Chinese art, as well as Sotheby’s unparalleled curatorial expertise and market knowledge.