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Monumental Chinese Robe Trunk with Full Moon Lock, c. 1850

$6,380

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For thousands of years, traditional Chinese architecture had no interior closets, and trunks and cabinets were used as a storage solution for clothing, precious books, and scrolls. This monumentally scaled 19th century trunk would have been used in a grand home. With elegant proportions, clean lines, and cabriole legs, the chest is a perfect example of how the beauty, function, and form of classical Chinese furniture influenced modern design aesthetics. A single brass key hole plate shines on the front of the chest like a full moon in the night sky. Additional Dimensions: Interior: 71" W x 25" D x 25.75" H.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.75 in (93.35 cm)Width: 76.5 in (194.31 cm)Depth: 31 in (78.74 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Elm,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R1411stDibs: LU820011544273

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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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