Early 20th Century Chinese Tabletop Scholars' Chest For Sale
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Early 20th Century Chinese Tabletop Scholars' Chest

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Crafted of fine rosewood, this early 20th century scholars' chest is an example of the multifunctional boxes used tabletop in lieu of a chest of drawers. While some were used to store cosmetics, jewelry, documents, and other accessories, the small scale and narrow drawers of this box suggest it was used to store incense. The fine box likely belonged in a scholars' studio, displaying precious objects such as censers, vases, or scholars' stones behind the subtly carved railing. Showcasing the rich color and fine grain of prized rosewood, this tabletop chest is perfect as a jewelry box or a display Stand for decorative objects. Additional Dimensions: Drawer: 4" W x 6" D x 1.5" H.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 7.25 in. x W 17 in. x D 7.25 in.H 18.42 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 18.42 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    BJGG052
  • Reference Number
    LU820014425241
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