Chinese Square Corner Chest

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Rarely do you see a painted cabinet of this vintage in such flawless condition. This extraordinary cabinet is beautifully painted with images of auspicious birds, butterflies as well as books, scrolls and other treasures found in a scholar’s studio. Likely given as a wedding chest as part of a bride’s dowry, the cabinet’s illustrations bestow peace and good fortune upon the couple. Made in 1875 in Dongbei province in northeast China, this cabinet’s decoration is a particularly well-executed example of the region’s painting style.

 
Details
Of the Period
Qing
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
1875
Period
1870-1879
Materials and Techniques
Hand-Painted   Elm
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
36.75 in. H x 61.75 in. W x 16.25 in. D
93 cm H x 157 cm W x 41 cm D
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU82008190263
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1stdibs seller since 2006
Located in Chicago, IL

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