This autumn, Christie’s will proudly present “Rich Golden Hues And Graceful Forms - Classical Chinese Furniture From The Tseng Collection”, a sale to be held in Hong Kong on 29 November 2022, comprising 28 lots of exquisite Chinese huanghuali furniture and scholar’s objects.
Amassed in the 1990s from some of the world’s most esteemed furniture experts including Grace Wu Bruce, Peter Lai, Charles Wong and Nicholas Grindley, the Tseng Collection features the finest and rarest quality huanghuali furniture. Each piece reflects the collector’s fascination with the Ming literati – the pursuit and appreciation of classical aesthetic preferences, which are represented in the works of art of the period. Prominent pieces in this auction were acquired from the famous Museum of Chinese Classical Furniture in Renaissance, California, whose collection was sold at Christie’s New York in September 1996. The scholar, Curtis Evarts, served as curator for the Museum of Chinese Classical Furniture and also as adviser to Piper Tseng in forming this collection.
Highlights from the Tseng Collection have been exhibited at important museums around the world in the last 20 years, including the National Museum of History, Taipei; the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California.
A Link Between Ancient Literati and Modern Life—Piper Tseng on her Classical Chinese furniture collection