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Chinese 19th Century Scholar Writing Box

Chinese 19th Century Scholar Writing Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 847598

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 $470.00 
This Qing Dynasty scholar’s box has four rosewood doors hand painted with ivory-colored flowers and foliage, following the traditional practice of Chinese scholars to surround themselves in their studios with reminders of nature. Made to be displayed on a table or desk, the box was used to store carved signature seals, ink sticks and other small items. The rosewood door panels are set within hand carved elm beading and frames, and the front, sides and top of the piece are made of elm wood in a rich golden brown hue. Chinese joinery is evident in the way the box is fitted together without the use of nails or glue. Doors swing open on pegs set into grooves and are removable to allow full access to an open storage area on one side of the box, and two drawers on the other side. The bottom drawer has a hidden compartment below it. This handsome piece of scholar art is in very good condition; the inside shows wear appropriate for its use and age. Dimensions: height 14 ½” (37 cm), width 25” (64 cm), depth 10” (25 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM