A cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century
Lot 1135W
A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century
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A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century A cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration 18th/19th century
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A fine cinnabar lacquer scholar's chest with dragon decoration
18th/19th century
Designed to recall a compound wardrobe, but in a single case of smaller scale, with an upper and lower storage section, both finished on the interior in black lacquer and a low coffer storage area covered by a removable board built into the base of the lower section; the thick cinnabar lacquer covering the exterior walls intricately carved with dragon panels on the four doors and bands of lotus flowers amid dense leaf scrolls accenting the framing members and removable door stiles; the carved decoration on the sides and top recalling the organization of embroidered throne and kang covers with bats and chimes appearing amid flower heads and leafy scrolls surrounding floral medallions; the smooth cinnabar lacquer coating the back line-incised with further lotus flowers and leaf scrolls framed by leiwen bands that show traces of gilt lacquer; the chased gilt metal hinges and lock plates mounted to the front complemented by gilt metal edging that protects the corners of the case and each of the doors.
46 1/8 x 30 1/2 x 12 1/4in (117 x 77.5 x 31cm)

Footnotes

  • Acquired in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960's
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