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Statue in polychrome and gilded wood depicting the Empress Xiao Zhuang, commonly known by the name of Bumbutai, of the Qing Dynasty.  The Empress is represented sitting on a throne with her arms, united under her clothes, that support the presentation sceptre. The face is expressive and adorned with metal earrings and an elaborate golden crown with five points. Note the fine and intricate work of the garment dry and golden lacquered and decorated in relief with various elements such as…

Chinese Empress Wooden Sculpture, Mid XVII Century

Statue in polychrome and gilded wood depicting the Empress Xiao Zhuang, commonly known by the name of Bumbutai, of the Qing Dynasty. The Empress is represented sitting on a throne with her arms, united under her clothes, that support the presentation sceptre. The face is expressive and adorned with metal earrings and an elaborate golden crown with five points. Note the fine and intricate work of the garment dry and golden lacquered and decorated in relief with various elements such as…

Square coffee table from the region of Fujian, southeast China, inlays, south elmwood (Jumu). Period: mid '800. Size: 70 x 70 x 26 (H) cm

Square inlay table, Fujian, mid XIX century

Square coffee table from the region of Fujian, southeast China, inlays, south elmwood (Jumu). Period: mid '800. Size: 70 x 70 x 26 (H) cm

Pair of Horseshoe-back armchairs, Shanxi (North-East China), XIX Century Elegance and solidity, in the most authentic tradition of Chinese craftsmanship, characterize this ceremonial chair, also known as “Chair of the Great Guardian” (taishi yi), a piece of furniture that can transform any room. A single piece of curved elm characterizes the typical back.

Horseshoe-back armchairs, Shanxi, XIX Century

Pair of Horseshoe-back armchairs, Shanxi (North-East China), XIX Century Elegance and solidity, in the most authentic tradition of Chinese craftsmanship, characterize this ceremonial chair, also known as “Chair of the Great Guardian” (taishi yi), a piece of furniture that can transform any room. A single piece of curved elm characterizes the typical back.

Inlaid wooden panel with residual coloration, part of a furniture decoration, probably of a canopy bed. It is equipped with an iron pedestal. Size: 35 x 12 cm.

Inlaid Panel, China

Inlaid wooden panel with residual coloration, part of a furniture decoration, probably of a canopy bed. It is equipped with an iron pedestal. Size: 35 x 12 cm.

The traditional side chairs have appeared in the Chinese furniture almost a thousand years ago and have retained their essential and elegant shape. Featuring curved back and crest, they are extremely solid and elegant. Despite being once a very common chair, only a reduced number of items, in comparison with other kinds of Chinese chairs, have survived. The traditional term "lamphanger" (deng'gua yi) is yet common among the Chinese and refers to the oil lamps hanger, in shape re...

Pair of lamphanger chairs, China, XIX cent

The traditional side chairs have appeared in the Chinese furniture almost a thousand years ago and have retained their essential and elegant shape. Featuring curved back and crest, they are extremely solid and elegant. Despite being once a very common chair, only a reduced number of items, in comparison with other kinds of Chinese chairs, have survived. The traditional term "lamphanger" (deng'gua yi) is yet common among the Chinese and refers to the oil lamps hanger, in shape re...

Tea table in red lacquered elm wood. Origin: China. Period: late nineteenth century. Size: 40 x 40 x 80 (H) cm

Tea Table, China, late XIX century

Tea table in red lacquered elm wood. Origin: China. Period: late nineteenth century. Size: 40 x 40 x 80 (H) cm

It has a drawer and is tastefully decorated. Simple and elegant. Size: 69 x 40 x 32 (H) cm.

Elmwood bedside table, China, Shanxi, XIX cent

It has a drawer and is tastefully decorated. Simple and elegant. Size: 69 x 40 x 32 (H) cm.

Cabinet in poplar wood red lacquered with paintings, from the Shanxi region. Period: early nineteenth century. The original ancient patina makes this piece of furniture a real collector's item and the natural lacquer emphasizes the beauty of gold paintings. Size: 84 x 40 x 110 (H) cm

Shanxi Laquered and Painted Cupboard, Early XIX Cent

Cabinet in poplar wood red lacquered with paintings, from the Shanxi region. Period: early nineteenth century. The original ancient patina makes this piece of furniture a real collector's item and the natural lacquer emphasizes the beauty of gold paintings. Size: 84 x 40 x 110 (H) cm

This family of dignitaries painting on rice paper belongs to the long tradition of Chinese paintings of ancestors. Probably it was commissioned when the head of household, the character in the foreground, was promoted in the political rank. Long nails are to show that he does not do any manual work. The two women, who are probably the wife and a concubine, another symbol of high rank, are holding the emblem of the family which depicts a white bird, imperial symbol, and wear an elaborate…

Chinese Ancestor Painting, XIX Century

This family of dignitaries painting on rice paper belongs to the long tradition of Chinese paintings of ancestors. Probably it was commissioned when the head of household, the character in the foreground, was promoted in the political rank. Long nails are to show that he does not do any manual work. The two women, who are probably the wife and a concubine, another symbol of high rank, are holding the emblem of the family which depicts a white bird, imperial symbol, and wear an elaborate…

Watercolor depicting dancers. The frame is recent. Size: 35 x 35 cm.

Chinese watercolor, XIX cent

Watercolor depicting dancers. The frame is recent. Size: 35 x 35 cm.

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