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19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST bamboo peach pomegranate

19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST bamboo peach pomegranate


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1248292
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Rather unusual late 19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese wooden brushrest carved in a form of a stylized rectangular section bamboo stem terminating with a peach on one end and a pomegranate on the other. Very unusual feature of two tiny elongated drawers coming out of the sides of the brushrest - probably meant for storing small items like tiny brushes or inksticks. Light wood (some sort of pine) with very pleasant transparent red/brown shellac lacquer. Wonderful warm patina, old nicks and scratches. Very nice piece for scholar’s table. Length 7 1/4 inches.