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21 Pieces of Huanghuali Furniture from the ‘Monochrome’ Sale Sell for HK$202,628,000 / US$26,145,500

Hong Kong
A Rare and Large Pair of Huanghuali Square-Corner Display Cabinets, Wanligui 17th Century
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.
Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art
A Rare and Large Pair of Huanghuali Square-Corner Display Cabinets, Wanligui 17th Century
141 by 51.8 by h. 193 cm
Sold for HK$57,218,000 / US$7,383,000
Over 10 times its estimate
An Exceptional and Rare Huanghuali Six-Post Canopy Bed, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
226 by 156.2 by h. 226 cm
Sold for HK$23,165,000 / US$2,989,000
A Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Long Table, Qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
267 by 50 by h. 89 cm
Sold for HK$17,115,000 / US$2,208,400
Almost 5 times its estimate

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