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Chinese Ten Drawer Document Box, c. 1900

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$1,980

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This petite chest of drawers is an example of the multi-functional boxes used tabletop in lieu of larger cabinets during the Qing dynasty. Such boxes were used to store cosmetics, incense, documents, and other accessories. Dated to the early 20th century, this ten-drawer chest was likely used in the office of a scholar-official or businessman to organize flat documents and important papers. Recently refinished to a dark brown, the box has a rustic, wabi-sabi charm and would be a perfect ?storage solution for a home office or art studio. Additional dimensions: Drawers: 8"W x 17"D.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.75 in. (37.47 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)
  • Style
    Minimalist (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BJH0421stDibs: LU820026199172

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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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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