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China  Old Scholar Seal Chest  Cypress  wood

China Old Scholar Seal Chest Cypress wood


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1057880
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This seal chest is very unusual. Such chests were normally made of zitan or huanghuali woods for the scholar elite to use. As such they are elegant and attractive Scholar art. This chest was made for a lower class of person – not a merchant; he could have afforded zitan too. For a scholar in waiting? For a not rich rural leaders? The construction and design are fine. It is an The construction and design are fine. It is an old piece. Late Qing, even early Republican. good patina L 14 W 14 h 19.5 cm