Antique Thai chest or manuscript cabinet, likely Rattanakosin period, 18th century. With tapering black and red lacquered gilt wood. Excellent for holding a Bencharong porcelain collection.
Height: 69 in x width: 34 3/4 in x depth: 30 1/2 in.
The cabinet is structurally sound and stable. The doors open and close smoothly. There is some rubbing and fading of the painted decoration throughout. Some losses along the handles as well as the legs, visible in the lot listing. Small to medium chips, scuffs, and scratches throughout consistent with age and use. Along the back right vertical support there is separation to the joints, visible in the lot listing. There are some small wormholes throughout, visible when the doors are opened and the light comes through. The color of the finials appears to match that of the interior, though they have faded somewhat. Some wear to the textile lining of the interior.
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