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Chinese Double Longevity Hat Box, Early 20th Century

$1,480

About

No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that even the containers used to store one's hat were beautifully constructed. This luxurious gilt hat box dates to the early mid-20th century and would have belonged to an individual of rank and nobility. The hat box was crafted with two separate compartments to accommodate both a conical summer hat and a round winter cap. Dense with symbolism, the eight-sided box is finished with darkly lacquered hide that has been richly decorated with gold linework. Delicately painted white cranes soar amid pine tree branches, potent symbols of longevity and strength of character. The sculptural box is a fantastic collector's item and a statement addition to the home.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredHide,Wood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CMCL0131stDibs: LU820020932172

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 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 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.9 / 5
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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Established in 1997
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609 sales on 1stDibs
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