Our favorite from the upcoming series of Asian art sales . . . at Semleys in Shaftesbury on May 14
We have just updated the part of this site listing Asian art auctions nationwide throughout the UK. A busy time of the year approaches: between April 27, starting with Mallams in Cheltenham, culminating in Chorleys sale in Gloucestershire on May 25, we have found there are to be no less than 16 Asian art sales in less than a month.
A quick scan through sites and catalogues and the piece we like most amongst the plethora of objects is Semleys carved zitan and hongmu cabinet (illustrated above). This delightful 19th century piece is carved with dragons, phoenix flowers and scrolling lotus. The cabinet boasts two sliding doors above four drawers, with two further pin-hinged doors below. It is estimated at £4,000 to 6,000. Nice one.