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.


Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs.Sold: $200,000
Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs.
Sold: $200,000

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.


Chinese huanghuali corner leg table.
Chinese huanghuali corner leg table, top and front view.
Sold: $93,750
Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989. Sold: $25,000
Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.
Sold: $25,000

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Clars is excited to present our Fine European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction on the 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on the 19th, and our Fine & Rare Wines Auction on the 22nd.

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