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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