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Qing Scholar's Box

Qing Scholar's Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 291633

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 $400.00 
Elegant wood boxes with drawers and compartments were regarded by Chinese scholars as essential for the storage of the small personal items they valued. Their carved signature seals and ink sticks often were stored in these boxes, which usually were kept on a desk in the scholar's study but were small enough to be moved easily into the courtyard when he preferred to work outside. This late 19th century box has three drawers and a compartment with two doors made of nicely beaded panels. Door panels and drawer fronts are cypress with metal fittings. The doors are pegged into slots and can be completely removed. The box itself is framed in fir. The size makes this piece appropriate for use both on the floor as a small side table or on top of a desk or bureau. The box is quite solid and in good condition, with the top and back surfaces showing the most evidence of use. Dimensions: height 14" (36 cm), width 23" (59 cm), depth 9 1/2" (24 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM