Linwood's Fine Antiquities and Decorative Arts Auction set for June 21 and 22

Linwood's Fine Antiquities and Decorative Arts Auction set for June 21 and 22

Imagine that your next piece de resistance or coveted family heirloom is only a bid away.  In celebration of a highly successful inaugural year, Linwood’s Auction of Southern California are pleased to present a veritable treasure trove of decorative arts, unique jewelry, distinctive period furniture, and fine art masterpieces at a two-day auction event in their auction house and gallery showroom on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 and at

Linwood’s Auction offers a variety of Chinese arts and antiquities, precious stones, fine jewelry and rare furnishings at the two- day event. June 21-22 auction items include a wide variety of embroidered silk courtiers’ robes, porcelain works, jade and soapstone carvings, precious gemstones, scroll paintings, sculptures and museum-worthy furniture pieces.

Whether you are a seasoned art collector or a first time bidder, we have a variety of items of interest at your price point.

Memorable lots from the June 21-22 auction include a magnificent collection of silken embroidered courtiers’ robes from the Imperial court of the Qing dynasty. Another notable offering is a number of HuangHuaLi furniture pieces of the highest quality and craftsmanship. A discerning lifetime collector is also parting with scroll paintings, porcelain works, and select pieces acquired from the celebrated auction houses of Sotheby’s, Bonham’s and Christie’s.

The auction opens on Saturday June 21 featuring a vast array of snuff bottles, intricately crafted in Jade, White Jade, Agate, and Cloisonné and featuring semi-precious stone detailing. One lot of particular interest is 5008, a unique black and white Heitian Jade snuff bottle with intricately carved figurine overlays. Another not-to-be-missed item is Lot 5027 which features a spinach and white Jade, snuff bottle meticulously carved into the shape of an aubergine with delicate rust-colored suffusions.

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Also noteworthy in the Saturday auction is a dazzling array of ancient wooden brush pots, finely crafted wooden chests, and sculpted works in Agar, HuanghuaLi, Zitan, and Boxwood among others. Lots of note include 5044, an Imperial HuanghuaLi brush pot circa late 18th century-early 19th century with subtly etched bamboo detailing. Another magnificent collector’s piece is Lot 5052, an elegant and rare Zitan brush pot with a gleaming texture.

For the truly discerning collector, Lot 5044 is a cornerstone of the auction’s offerings. It comprises 5 framed Kesi- woven rare Tibet- Thangka embroidered panels, circa late 18th-early 19th century. Each meticulously crafted panel features a deity in repose on a lotus plinth with four smaller deities atop and three below. This is a magnificent museum- worthy compilation piece. Other notable embroidery lots include the impressive collection of silk courtiers’ robes from the Imperial Qing dynasty (Lots 5151-5157) amassed by a lifetime collector in San Francisco. Lot 5153, a navy silk robe featuring mythical dragons chasing flaming pearls among stylized clouds epitomizes the beauty and regal grandeur of this collection.

Another significant item of the day’s offerings is Lot 5188, a lustrous white Jade brush washer bowl painstakingly carved from one single white Jade stone and features elderly scholars amid a lush Chinese landscape. The bowl bears the stamp seal from the Qianlong period and has remarkable transparency. It is displayed on a carved Zitan wood stand.
Lots 5357-5393 consist of a wide offering of Chinese art, again compiled by a singular lifetime collector with a passion for Chinese art and an eye for fine detail. Notable among these works is Lot 5351, a Chinese Art Album featuring 11 pages of artwork and calligraphy signed by the artist, Xiao Shuang.
Distinctive furniture lots ( 5394- 5412 ) include a number of museum-worthy pieces amassed by a Manhattan lifetime collector who prized Huanghuali and Zitan wood above all other Western woods for their remarkable strength, durability and gleaming finish. A significant collection piece is Lot 5412, a pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-backed chairs, magnificently crafted with intricate detailing.

While the Saturday auction will comprise art collectibles, furnishings and fine art pieces, Sunday’s auction will be reserved for fine jewelry pieces in a variety of forms, from amber prayer beads, to rare Tibetan Dzi beads to unique Jade and Jadeite pieces.  Noteworthy Jewelry lots include Lot 5235, a luminous green Jadeite pendant with Cabochon style petals surrounded in gold with clusters of nearly perfect diamonds, with GIA certificate. Also exquisite in its elegant simplicity is Lot 5240, a translucent Violet Jade ring in a Cabochon cut with a four pronged setting and heart-shaped diamond encrusted base. GIA certificate included.


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