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Chinese Trunk Painted with Opera Scenes

Chinese Trunk Painted with Opera Scenes


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 395925

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 $600.00 
Chinese opera scenes are painted on the sides and lid of this late 19th century Chinese trunk. The octagon shape of the container, traditional for Chinese shoe trunks, is echoed in the octagon-shaped borders on the paintings. Such trunks quite often had a background color of turquoise, the hue on this one, or of very dark green, although we have seen them in black and bright blue as well. The size of the trunk makes it suitable for use as an accent table. There is wear on the painted surface appropriate for a 100-plus-year-old utilitarian item from China; the joinery of the piece is in solid condition. Dimensions: height 14-1/2" (37 cm), width 22" (56 cm), depth 17" (43 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM