A carved hardwood, ebony and boxwood bone-inlaid cabinet 19th century
Lot 397W
A carved hardwood, ebony and boxwood bone-inlaid cabinet 19th century
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,200 - 9,400

Lot Details
A carved hardwood, ebony and boxwood bone-inlaid cabinet 19th century
A carved hardwood, ebony and boxwood bone-inlaid cabinet
19th century
The top cupboard with two hinged doors with ebony edges set with intricately carved hardwood panels with six birds perching on foliate branches issuing four pairs of pomegranates with melons and lingzhi fungus at the foot, all above the lower doors also edged with ebony enclosing a further boxwood border surrounding hardwood panels inlaid with bone figures in boxwood landscape scenery variously fishing, boating, riding a buffalo and resting in pavilions, the interior with two drawers at the top of the lower cupboard, each of the sides inlaid with boxwood with two scenes of a birds perching on a flowering branch, all raised on four turned legs and all surmounted by a waisted section inlaid with a boxwood bat flanked by bone peaches on a leafy branch, in turn flanked by squirrels on grape vines, further flanked by stylised scrolls, all beneath a reticulated frieze containing two dragons in pursuit of a central flaming pearl, with a makara at each end. 93.5cm x 49.5cm x 172cm high (36¾in x 19½in x 67¾in high)

Footnotes

  • 十九世紀 硬木、烏木及黃楊木鏤雕山水人物花鳥紋四件櫃

    Provenance: an English private collection, acquired before 1873 and thence by descent

    來源:英國私人收藏,得於1873年前,並由家族繼續下去

    The lot comes with an old note reading:
    This cabinet was brought from Shanghai to England some time before 1873 by Mrs Philip H.Underwood. Born Eliza Arabella Dale, she married as her second husband Richard Taylor Bellhouse on 2nd October, 1873, at the Parish Church, Eccles, Lancs.
    The cabinet was left by her to her step-son, Edward Lloyd Wynward Bellhouse; and by him to his eldest daughter, Mrs. Ida Maud Harland.
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