This wonderful vintage chest is from Shanxi Province in Northern China and dates from the 1940s. Its magical timeworn appearance speaks of many cherished memories. Made from elm, the original distressed paintwork has been retained. The front and top of the box feature narrative scenes that depict historical court life. Where characters in formal dress are chaperoned in a social engagement.
The form of the trunk has been made using box joints and the interior remains unpainted. The front fasting is made of brass and the whole piece has the marks of time giving this chest a charming sense of mystery.
Material: elm with brass fittings
Dimensions: 28cm (w) x 28.5cm (d) x 10cm (h)
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