Zitan Wood Panels

Zitan Wood Panels

Clive Rowley/Bonhams via Bloomberg

Two from a set of eight Chinese zitan wood panels containing erotic ivory carvings will be offered for sale by Bonhams in London on May 12. Estimated at 800,000 pounds to 1.2 million pounds, they date from the 18th century and were said by the catalog to be associated with the court of the Qianlong emperor. The carvings made 804,000 pounds.