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Chinese Finely Woven Winter Hat Box, circa 1850

$1,480

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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. Finely woven with an elaborate form, this 19th century hat box likely belonged to an individual of rank and nobility. The round box would have been used to store a fine winter hat, known as jiguan or chaoguan. Such hats were constructed of decadent silks, trimmed with satin or fur, and topped with a beaded finial denoting rank. The tiered lid of this hat box accommodated the finial and preserved the hat's domed shape. Slotted holes on the underside function as a handle and recall the interlocking coin motif, a symbol of wealth and success. Richly textured, this sculptural box is a fantastic collector's item and a statement addition to the home.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Diameter: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-WovenBamboo,LacqueredWood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CMCL0271stDibs: LU820021310222

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    $175 Standard Shipping
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    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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