1 of 6 images

19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Twin Chest

About

Since traditional 19th century Chinese homes were built without closets, this red lacquer chest would have been used for general storage. The centre of each apron is carved with the symbol for longevity amidst trailing vines. The red lacquer finish was originally brushed by hand layer upon layer to achieve a deep mellow luster that has aged beautifully over time.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 34 in. x W 50.5 in. x D 17.5 in.

    H 86.36 cm x W 128.27 cm x D 44.45 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    PD74673001
  • Reference number
    LU820010450291

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2006
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Chicago, IL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
19th Century Chinese Four Door Red Lacquer Chest
Chinese Furniture
Elm
This 19th century chest, hailing out of Northern China, started its life as a storage trunk with a solid lacquered front. Artisans, skilled in traditional Chinese carpentry and lacqu...
19th Century Chinese Two-Door Two-Drawer Red La...
Chinese Furniture
Elm
This 19th century chest hailing out of Northern China started its life as a storage trunk with a solid lacquered front. Artisans skilled in traditional Chinese carpentry reconfigured...
19th Century Chinese Chest
Chinese Furniture
Brass, Elm
Made circa 1850 at the end of the Qing dynasty, a period defined by its more restrained style, this two-door chest emulates the more expressive decoration of the Song dynasty. Made o...
Early 20th Century Chinese Four-Door Red Lacque...
Chinese Furniture
Elm, Lacquer
This 19th century chest hailing from Northern China started its life as a storage trunk with a solid lacquered front. Our team of craftspeople skilled in the art of traditional Chine...
You May Also Like
Large 19th Century Red Lacquer and Gold Chinois...
Chinese Furniture
Wood
This large armoire was made during the 19th century in China, using red lacquered wood and gold accents to create delicate chinoiserie motifs. The armoire features a refined rectangu...
19th Century Chinese Food Safe Cupboard in Elmwood
Chinese Furniture
Elm
A charming cupboard in elm wood with four cabinet doors with open lattice carving above three drawers, which are followed by two separate compartments whose shelves have wide open sl...
19th Century Chinese Elm Storage Cabinet with E...
Chinese Furniture
Elm
A Chinese cabinet in elm with four small doors with carved ebonized panels, circa early 1800s. Measures: 52" wide x 24 1/2" deep x 70" high.
19th Century Chinese Cabinet Chest
Chinese Cabinets
Brass, Elm, Rosewood
An usual elmwood and rosewood Chinese cabinet. Having an inset rosewood panel on the top, doors and drawers of rosewood, and the body of the chest is Chinese elmwood. Original brass ...
Small Chinese Chest, 19th Century Antique Minia...
Chinese Furniture
Wood
A beautiful small antique chest from northern China. Open feature has a carved dragon framework that is delicate and fluid. Such an open shelf is favored by the region of Shan Dong a...
Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet wit...
Brass, Wood
An extraordinary wedding cabinet with stunning, extremely detailed, original crown. In the 19th century, a red wedding cabinet is made by a bride's family with its size and elabor...
Antique Brown Lacquer Bedside Cabinet with Bra...
Chinese Furniture
Brass, Wood
A 19th century Chinese bedside cabinet with brown lacquered wood and brass hardware. This small cabinet features two doors and a drawer on its front, all opening thanks to round bras...
19th Century Chinoiserie Cabinet, Black Lacquer...
Chinese Furniture
Lacquer, Wood
This charming cabinet featuring a molded ice-plate top edge above a high waist, decorated with gilded floral relief-carving within gilded geometric borders, surrounded by cracked-ice...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries