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Octagonal Chinese Opera Trunk

Octagonal Chinese Opera Trunk


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 877988

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 $600.00 
Vignettes from Chinese operas are painted on this octagonal late Qing wood trunk. Rendered primarily in orange/red, cream and black, and framed in red and blue, the scenes float on a striking turquoise background. On one side of the piece, a large dramatic orange/red flower painting gives variety to the colorful vignettes. The trunk, or lidded box, may have been used to store costumes for a traveling opera company. Or, it may have been used in a Chinese opera-loving household. It has metal carrying handles on the sides, and the lid is removable. The size and shape make it adaptable for use as an interesting small side table. Made of Chinese pine, the piece is quite solid, and the worn painted surface has an inviting patina. Dimensions: height 13 ½” (34 cm), width 21" (53 cm), depth 17” (43 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM