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Qing Scholar Box

Qing Scholar Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 899863

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 $495.00 
This 19th century Chinese scholar's box has delicate bone inlay in a pattern of butterflies and flowers that swirl upward within four rosewood panels. A narrow rectangle of inlaid bone encloses each pattern. The panels are set within two doors on the front of the piece that swing out to reveal three drawers on one side and a large open compartment on the other. A “secret” storage area is accessible when the bottom drawer is removed. As is typical for Chinese joinery of the Qing Period, the doors are pegged into wood slots and are removable. The box is a good example of those found on tables in the studios of Chinese scholars who used them to store writing implements and other small valued objects. This piece is in very good condition, with the finish on the top and back of the box showing the most wear. Dimensions: height 15” (38 cm), width 24” (61 cm), depth 10” (25.4 cm) SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM