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Chinese Twelve-Drawer Chest


This twelve-drawer mortise and tenon construction chest is a Classic Qing Dynasty design, handcrafted in Shanxi Province out of Elmwood. The clean lines and simple, handcrafted hardware are strikingly modern. It may have once been used for storage in a woman's sleeping quarters, filled with silks, curios, and other personal items. With all its compartments, the coffer would play well today as a sideboard or credenza. Additional dimensions Drawers: 13" W x 11.25" D x 3.5" H.  


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    H 33.25 in. x W 55.25 in. x D 17.75 in.

    H 84.46 cm x W 140.34 cm x D 45.09 cm

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    Chicago, IL
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