17 March 2016
A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SCROLL WEIGHTS
The scroll weights are long and rectangular in form, and are dark reddish-brown in color. Together with a huanghuali rectangular document box, 18th-19th century, with hinged lid and square lockplate with a ruyi-head clasp; and a large hongmu rectangular tray, 19th century, with a single-panel base within a rectangular frame.
Larger scroll weight 20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) long; box 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) wide, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep; tray ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) high, 21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm.) wide, 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) deep
Scroll weights: E & J Frankel Ltd., New York, 1992.
Box: Sotheby’s New York, 23 April 1987, lot 452.
Charlotte Horstmann, Hong Kong.
Tray: Hobbs & Bishop, Hong Kong.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+1 212 636 2180
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
Christie’s London doorman - shortlisted for Doorman of the Year in Mayfair & St James's 2019 Community Awards - discusses James Bond, Francis Bacon and the day he met Madonna
Explore timeless classics that define modern French elegance with over 300 YSL designs from Catherine Deneuve’s personal collection, to be offered in Paris on 24 January and online from 23–30 January.