Exquisite Chinese Huanghuali Furniture at Christie’s Auction

Passionate collectors of Chinese culture items will be thrilled to learn that Christie’s will hold a very special auction where 13 exquisite pieces of Huanghuali furniture will go on sale. They all come from one private American collector who spent almost a decade purchasing them. All these items date from the 17th and 18th century.

The Ming-style pieces of furniture flaunt impeccable provenance and are made of yellow rosewood (huanghuali), which is a highly appreciated and sought after material for furniture in China. The star of the event will be a square-corner tapered cabinet measuring 6 ft in height and boasting stability, excellent craftsmanship, and refined elegance. This item is expected to fetch between $600,000 and $800,000.

Two other noteworthy lots are a rare recessed-leg painting table and a truly remarkable southern official’s hat armchair, which is also a very rare piece. These two are estimated to sale for $500,000-700,000 and $300,000-500,000, respectively.