20 September 2002,
Price realised USD 7,170
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A HUANGHUALI STATIONERY BOX, BAITIEHE
Of slim, elegant form, the rectangular box with wide rabbeted lips, subtly raised elongated panels on all four sides of the lid and box, with baitong two-part rectangular lockplate, cloud-shaped hasp, and strap hinge
2 1/3in. (5.8cm.) high, 13in. (33cm.) wide, 6½in. (16.6cm.) deep
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Compare two slim boxes sold at Christie's, New York, 16 September, 1999, lot 87.
See, also, a similarly sleek, but rounded box of zitan, M D Flacks, Classical Chinese Furniture I, Spring 1997, p. 37, no. 22.
Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench: The Dr. S Y Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 166-167, cat. 55.
Smithsonian, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,
Washington D.C., 1996-1999.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France