Qilin Painted Coffer

c. 1900
$4,380 USD ON HOLD
Dimensions
W: 66.0" D: 19.5" H: 33.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Collection #
BJC087
Estimated Shipping
$188

The paintings on this 19th century coffer from Mongolia is original and in impeccable condition. The hand-painted scene is fantastical—two traditionally dressed female figures are riding mythical Qilin lion dogs. The women are holding pomegranates symbolizing fertility and ruyi scepters for good luck. A coffer like this was generally commissioned as part of a woman’s dowry and later used as the family altar on which offerings of food and incense would be placed to honor family ancestors.

Additional Dimensions
Top shelf: 15.5"W x 14.75"D x 12.5"H
Bottom shelf: 15.75"W x 14"D x 11"H
Opening: 20.5"W x 21"H

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