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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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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