Blonde Hide Document Chest

c. 1850
$2,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 29.5" D: 9.5" H: 14.75"
Materials
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Northern Elmwood
Brass
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CFC300
Estimated Shipping
$250

This gorgeous document chest once sat in the studio of a Qing-dynasty scholar-official, used to store and protect his works of fine calligraphy and landscape painting. The trunk is minimally decorated, wrapped in a layer of light brown pig's hide with softly worn texture. The interior is lined with indigo fabric in beautiful contrast to the pale exterior. Exemplifying the elegant restraint of Ming and Qing dynasty scholarly wares, this document box links the present to the past with its timeless form.

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