Antique Chinese Wedding Bed
25 August 2022
Description

Hello,  I bought this antique Chinese wedding bed a long time ago(along with some huge carved jade boats) from the estate of a collector that passed away. It was in pieces and I did not even know what it was at first. It has not been together for decades. I just assembled it and it’s all there! There is an amazing amount of detailed artwork. I only lightly cleaned it without chemicals because I did not want to damage anything.  I do not have any knowledge in Chinese antiques. I am looking for an expert that can tell me what I have, what it may be worth, and what it would probably sell for in todays market. Attached are a couple of photos and a link below for 50+ more.  Link to 50+ pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/h5Eke2kNTDKr7yaF9 Thank you, Joe Spitalnik 250-686-7309

Dimensions

85” wide, 83” tall at peak (rest of roof is 77 3/4” tall), 65” deep

Provenance

I got it from a family friends estate that has passed on. They had a very high-end collection. This was not assembled and was in their climate controlled basement, covered up for decades.

Acquired from
Inherited
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 14 hours
By David U.
Aug 25, 14:31 UTC
Fair Market Value
$2,000 - $2,055 CAD
Insurance Value $0 CAD
What does this mean?

Hello Joe,

Thank you for contacting Mearto.

This is a carved and decorated Chinese wedding bed, probably made in the Qing dynasty. I am including some hammer prices below of similar pieces. You can see that they range. Most were between US $1000 and $2000. Sometimes this is based on the intricacy of the work. I am putting that price as my estimate, but bear in mind that you may be able to go higher.

Hammer prices:

$750
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/56279029_museum-quality-chinese-wedding-bed

$1600
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/68474211_qing-dynasty-chinese-wedding-bed-opium-ornate-carved

$1600
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/20342294_chinese-wedding-bed-chamber

$1800
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1211222_091188-chinese-wedding-bed-qing-dynasty

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