A fine pair of gilt decorated red lacquer storage chests (xiang) Qianlong Period

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Lot 4340W
A fine pair of gilt decorated red lacquer storage chests (xiang)
Qianlong Period

Sold for US$ 60,000 inc. premium
A fine pair of gilt decorated red lacquer storage chests (xiang)
Qianlong Period
Decorated on the front and side panels with a central five-claw dragon bracketed by four secondary dragons on a field of fronted lotus blossoms above lishui and foliate tendrils all framed by further bands of paired dragons set off by flaming jewels, the top panel repeating the decoration with paired dragons flanking the central figure over lishui and cloud scrolls, set off by finely etched gilt copper mounts decorated with further dragons and cloud scrolls (wear).
22 1/4 x 34 x 22in (57.2 x 86.4 x 55.8cm)
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