Huanghuali Highlights

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First rising in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera), has been desired and sought after since. Huanghuali means “yellow flower pear,” a slow-growing, small-to-medium-sized tree.

With small supply of wood, the availability of furniture made from it is limited. The highly figured honey-hued wood has long been appreciated for its mountain peak and ghost face patterns. Huanghuali furniture can be incorporated into any type of decor to create a more traditional Chinese style in your home, or you can choose to mix and match with more contemporary decor.


Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000

Clars Asian Art department is excited to offer a a pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs. Featuring ‘S’-shaped back splats delicately carved with a scrolling bracket design and decorated with a ruyi-shaped mythical beast inlay. Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.


Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989. Estimate: $40,000–$60,000
Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.
Estimate: $40,000–$60,000

Other furniture highlights include a Qing dynasty huanghuali cabinet of tapered form and a Chinese huanghuali painting table. The elegant designs amplify the rich and dramatic wood grains of huanghuali.

Chinese huanghuali painting table.To be offered: June 19
Chinese huanghuali painting table.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

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August Highlights

The August sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture and paintings, among others.

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July Highlights

Clars will offer a fine selection of Asian works of art including Chinese Ming dynasty bronze Buddhist sculptures, huanghuali furniture, Chinese paintings and porcelains on Sunday, July 17th.

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June Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

View Clars’ June 2022 Modern + Contemporary Art Auction highlights.

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June Modern + Contemporary Design Highlights

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May Highlights

The May sale will feature a Spring Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Sale on May 19th, with general auctions to follow on the 21st and 22nd.

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五月拍卖精品一览
Featured May Highlights

Browse some exciting Fine Jewelry, Timepiece and Asian Art lots that will be available for bidding this month!

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  • Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

五月拍卖精品一览
Featured May Highlights

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  • Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Clars拍卖行将于5月19日10时举办春季精品珠宝名表拍卖。此次精选跨越百年呈现一系列钻石宝石首饰、品牌设计珠宝以及精致名表,汇集了卡地亚、蒂凡尼、梵克雅宝、Seaman Schepps、法贝热等名家风采。详情敬请点击这里浏览完整图录,欢迎通过以下联系方式垂询。Lauren Della Croce:[email protected] Yao Jiang 江湛瑶:[email protected] 微信:yaoj423

Clars will hold its Spring Fine Jewelry & Timepiece Sale on May 19th, 10AM PST. The collection includes a wide selection of diamond, colored gemstone and signed jewelry spanning over a century. Maker’s such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Seaman Schepps, Fabergé, Rolex and more are represented in the dynamic collection. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Lauren Della Croce at Lauren[email protected] and Yao Jiang at [email protected] or WeChat yaoj423.

Clars拍卖行5月22日(星期日)拍卖会将呈现多件精品亚洲艺术品,拍品将包括瓷器,玉石,家具,书画,绣品,金属制品,以及各类杂项。点击这里浏览完整图录。拍卖垂询Harry Huang 黄曦 [email protected] 及Megan Ma 马艺铭 [email protected] (微信mayiming0723)。

The May 22nd sale at Clars will offer numerous highlights from the Asian Art Department include porcelains, jade and stones, furniture, paintings, embroideries, metalwork, among others. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Harry Huang at [email protected] and Megan Ma at [email protected] or WeChat mayiming0723.


A 2.03 Carats Fancy Blue VVS2 Modified Rectangular Step Cut Diamond.
2.03克拉混合长方形阶梯切割彩蓝VVS钻石
A 2.03 Carats Fancy Blue VVS2 Modified Rectangular Step Cut Diamond.
Chinese cloisonné enamel conjoined moon flask vase.
景泰蓝双联山水花鸟长颈抱
Chinese cloisonné enamel conjoined moon flask vase.
A 7.67 carats Colombian emerald and diamond.
7.67克拉哥伦比亚祖母绿及钻石戒指
A 7.67 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring.
Chinese white jade pendant plaque.
清代白玉梅花珮饰
Chinese white jade pendant plaque.
An early Rolex small crown Submariner wristwatch, ref 6205.
初代劳力士小表冠潜航者腕表, 型号6205
An early Rolex small crown Submariner wristwatch, ref 6205.
Chinese archaistic russet jade plaque.
仿古玉牌
Chinese archaistic russet jade plaque.
A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.
劳力士迪通拿宇宙型计时腕表,型号6263
A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.
Chinese white jade brush washer.
白玉雕桃型小笔洗
Chinese white jade brush washer.
A ruby, diamond and eighteen karat white gold brooch.
红宝石及钻石18K白金胸针
A ruby, diamond and eighteen karat white gold brooch.
Pair of Chinese famille rose fish bowls.
粉彩鱼缸一对
Pair of Chinese famille rose fish bowls.
A sapphire and eighteen karat gold ring, Cartier.
蓝宝石18K黄金“猎豹”戒指,卡地亚设计
A sapphire and eighteen karat gold ring, Cartier.
Chinese embroidered blue-ground ‘dragon’ robe.
蓝底龙纹绣袍
Chinese embroidered blue-ground ‘dragon’ robe.
A pair of sapphire, diamond and platinum earrings.
一对蓝宝石及钻石铂金耳坠
A pair of sapphire, diamond and platinum earrings.
Kawase Hasui, woodblock print, Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba.
川濑巴水,木刻版画,《东京二十景 – 芝增上寺》
Kawase Hasui, woodblock print, Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba.
An eighteen karat gold necklace, Seaman Schepps.
18K黄金项链,Seaman Schepps 设计
An eighteen karat gold necklace, Seaman Schepps.
Chinese celadon jade footed water coupe.
青玉水盂
Chinese celadon jade footed water coupe.
A pair of ruby and diamond earrings.
一对红宝石及钻石耳坠
A pair of ruby and diamond earrings.
Set of three Chinese white jade scepter plaques.
白玉浮雕葫芦牌(一组三个)
Set of three Chinese white jade scepter plaques.
Art Deco diamond and black chalcedony brooch.
装饰艺术时期钻石及黑玉髓胸针
Art Deco diamond and black chalcedony brooch.
Chinese white jade pendant.
白玉吉祥结珮饰
Chinese white jade pendant.

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August Highlights

The August sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture and paintings, among others.

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Huanghuali Highlights

First rising in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera), has been desired and sought after since.

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

July Highlights

Clars will offer a fine selection of Asian works of art including Chinese Ming dynasty bronze Buddhist sculptures, huanghuali furniture, Chinese paintings and porcelains on Sunday, July 17th.

  • Auction

June Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

View Clars’ June 2022 Modern + Contemporary Art Auction highlights.

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  • Modern + Contemporary

June Modern + Contemporary Design Highlights

View Clars’ June 2022 Modern + Contemporary Design Auction highlights.

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  • Modern + Contemporary

May Highlights

The May sale will feature a Spring Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Sale on May 19th, with general auctions to follow on the 21st and 22nd.

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亚洲艺术高光精品一览
Featured Asian Art Highlights

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Clars拍卖公司4月24日(星期日)拍卖会将由各类精品亚洲艺术品领衔,拍品将涵盖各代瓷器,家具,书画,玉石,鼻烟壶,以及各类杂项。点击这里浏览完整图录。拍卖垂询Harry Huang 黄曦 [email protected] 及Megan Ma 马艺铭 [email protected] (微信mayiming0723)。

The April 24th sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture, paintings, jade and snuff bottles, among others. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Harry Huang at [email protected] and Megan Ma at [email protected] or WeChat mayiming0723.


Chinese molded Dingyao bowl. Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet Los Angeles, The Late Chingwah Lee Collection, June 8, 1981, lot 263, from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.</b>
宋代定窑铜口暗花大碗
来源:洛杉矶苏富比,Chingwah Lee李清华旧藏专场,1981年6月8日,lot263。三藩市私人收藏
Chinese molded Dingyao bowl. Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet Los Angeles, The Late Chingwah Lee Collection, June 8, 1981, lot 263, from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2882. Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
Chinese huanghuali and mixed wood altar coffer.<br><b>Estimate: $20,000–$40,000.</b>
晚晴民国时期 黄花梨三联闷柜橱
Chinese huanghuali and mixed wood altar coffer.
Lot 2946. Estimate: $20,000–$40,000.
Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), Plum Blossom. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
吴昌硕《墨梅图》立轴 纸本水墨,1915 来源:藏家1945年前购于上海
Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), Plum Blossom. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.
Lot 2824. Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $30,000–$50,000.</b>
清中期黄花梨圈椅一对
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2974. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000.
Chinese famille rose yellow ground ‘Three Rams’ bowl. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.<br><b>Estimate: $5,000–$7,000.</b>
清光绪 黄地轧道粉彩三阳开泰膳碗
来源:藏家1945年前购于上海
Chinese famille rose yellow ground ‘Three Rams’ bowl. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.
Lot 2870. Estimate: $5,000–$7,000.
Chinese cobalt-blue-ground gilt-decorated vase.Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
蓝地金彩六方瓶
Chinese cobalt-blue-ground gilt-decorated vase.
Lot 2877. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese blue and white charger dish.<br><b>Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.</b>
清光绪 青花对头凤纹盘
Chinese blue and white charger dish.
Lot 2878. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese Ming Dynasty celadon glazed charger dish.<br><b>Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.</b>
明代 龙泉窑青釉大盘
Chinese Ming Dynasty celadon glazed charger dish.
Lot 2881. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese imitation bronze glazed vase.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
仿桐釉长颈天球瓶
Chinese imitation bronze glazed vase.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
Chinese celadon-glazed carved vase.Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
清乾隆粉青釉莲瓣纹
Chinese celadon-glazed carved vase.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese archaic jade cong. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
高古玉琮
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese archaic jade cong. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2898. Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
Chinese celadon jade ‘Three Abundance’ toggle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $1,500–$2,500.</b>
青玉“三多”把件
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese celadon jade ‘Three Abundance’ toggle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2907. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500.
Chinese amber pendants (lot of 2). Provenance: Berkeley estate.Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
琥珀吊坠挂饰(一组两件)
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese amber pendants (lot of 2). Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese famille rose snuff bottles (lot of 3). Provenance: Berkeley estate.<br><b>Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.</b>
粉彩鼻烟壶(一组三件)
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese famille rose snuff bottles (lot of 3). Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Lot 2936. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese shadow agate snuff bottle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.Estimate: $400–$600.
玛瑙鼻烟壶
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese shadow agate snuff bottle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Estimate: $400–$600.
Chinese white jade snuff bottle. Provenance: Berkeley estate.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
清代 和田玉雕洛可可纹饰鼻烟壶
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese white jade snuff bottle. Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.

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August Highlights

The August sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture and paintings, among others.

  • Auction

Huanghuali Highlights

First rising in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera), has been desired and sought after since.

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

July Highlights

Clars will offer a fine selection of Asian works of art including Chinese Ming dynasty bronze Buddhist sculptures, huanghuali furniture, Chinese paintings and porcelains on Sunday, July 17th.

  • Auction

June Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

View Clars’ June 2022 Modern + Contemporary Art Auction highlights.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

June Modern + Contemporary Design Highlights

View Clars’ June 2022 Modern + Contemporary Design Auction highlights.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

May Highlights

The May sale will feature a Spring Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Sale on May 19th, with general auctions to follow on the 21st and 22nd.

  • Auction