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Low Chinese Painted Book Cabinet, Ming Dynasty

$16,800

About the Item

A rolled-up scroll or treasured root pot may have once been among the treasured objects stored in this 19th century book chest. Expertly constructed in China's Shanxi province, the low cabinet exemplifies the clean lines of Ming-dynasty forms. Layer upon layer of cinnabar red lacquer coats the book cabinet, complemented by the soft glimmer of angular brass hardware. Remnants of once-elaborate paintings adorn each panel, depicting scenes of courtly life. Rich with character, we like this cabinet bedside or next to a high-arm sofa filled with a collection of contemporary art books or antique tomes.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24 in (60.96 cm)Width: 32.5 in (82.55 cm)Depth: 22 in (55.88 cm)
  • Style:
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Wood,Lacquered,Painted
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    Mid-17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
    c. 1650
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: K1361stDibs: LU820012018353

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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