A fine and rare zitan and burlwood storage chest, Guanpixiang 18th Century

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Lot 8028
A fine and rare zitan and burlwood storage chest, Guanpixiang
18th Century

Sold for US$ 32,940 inc. premium
A fine and rare zitan and burlwood storage chest, Guanpixiang
18th Century
Of rectangular form with a hinged top locking over a pair of doors framing finely figured burlwood panels complementing the domed lid and opening to reveal figure short drawers fronted with burl panels, the framed zitan members providing an elegant contrast to the well figured panels, set into a framed base, all mounted with white metal fittings.
15 5/8 x 14 ½ x 11 5/8in (39.8 x 36.8 x 29.5cm) (十八世紀紫檀及癭木官皮箱).

Footnotes

  • It is rare to find storage chests with contrasting panels, particularly in this combination of zitan and burlwood. See an example in huanghuali with stone paneled doors published in Ang, op. cit, page 78, figures 38 and 38.1.
A fine and rare zitan and burlwood storage chest, Guanpixiang 18th Century
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