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19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer Stacking Box

$980Asking Price

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The basic form of this three-tiered rosewood box with handle has remained unchanged for a thousand years. The lack of formal dining rooms in traditional China prompted families to use stacked boxes to carry food from a remote kitchen to the room where it would be eaten. This elmwood stacking box has finely beaded simple floral panels topped by swirling cloud formations and would have been a favorite choice for a member of the Qing-dynasty elite. Cloaked in a dark lacquer finish, the snack box has graphic presence as a decorative piece or jewelry box.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredElm
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Y1671stDibs: LU820014026292

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  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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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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