Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Large Chinese Black Lacquer and Gilt Wood Container

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1258792

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DESCRIPTION: A large and very decorative wood storage container formed in a classic mei-ping shape with broad, round shoulders tapering to a narrow foot. Crafted like a barrel, it has been lacquered black then gilded with etched leafy vines wrapping around the body. The carved lid is shaped like a lotus pad. This container would have been used in a wealthy household for storage of goods or perhaps wine, and dates from around 1900 - 1925. Very good condition; slight separation between slats on one shoulder from shrinkage. DIMENSIONS: 18 1/2" high (47 cm) x 13" diameter.