CHRISTIE'S ELEVATED BEAUTY: FINE CHINESE DISPLAY STANDS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
17 September 2015
With over 100 display stands assembled over a period of 50 years, Elevated Beauty: Fine Chinese Display Stands presents some of the finest and diverse selection of stands from the Ming and Qing Dynasties in a broad range of materials and forms. Standouts from this private American collection include a Qianlong mark and period cloisonné enamel octagonal stand, a rare zitan stand finely carved with figures of the Eight Immortals, an 18th century scroll form red lacquer stand and an elegant burl-inset zitan stand that illuminates the master cabinetmaker’s knowledge of the complex joins of classical Chinese furniture.