Ming Painted Book Cabinet

c. 1650
$16,800 USD
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W: 32.5" D: 22.0" H: 24.0"
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A rolled-up scroll or treasured root pot may have once been among the treasured objects stored in this 17th-century book chest. Expertly constructed in China's Shanxi province, the low cabinet exemplifies the clean lines of Ming-dynasty forms. Layer upon layer of cinnabar red lacquer coats the book cabinet, complemented by the soft glimmer of angular brass hardware. Remnants of once-elaborate paintings adorn each panel, depicting scenes of courtly life. Rich with character, we like this cabinet bedside or next to a high-arm sofa filled with a collection of contemporary art books or antique tomes.

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