Woven Reed Trunk

c. 1850
$4,680 USD
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W: 30.5" D: 20.5" H: 15.25"
Northern Elmwood
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A work of art in itself, this finely woven Qing-dynasty trunk likely once stored prized painted scrolls. Framed in elmwood, the trunk’s panels are lined with thin reeds that were painstakingly woven by a skilled artisan. The trunk’s top opens to reveal a rich red lacquer interior that contrasts beautifully with the rich, black-lacquered exterior. Iron hardware and a gem- and gold-accented carved base panel add eye-catching detail.

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