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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 184

Chinese Jade Soapstone Inlaid Lacquer Chest

Estimate: $150 - $300

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A modern Chinese lacquered and jade inlaid chest of drawers with a lift top and two doors beneath. The decoration depicts scholars objects and boys playing. The sides have delicate lacquered decoration of flowers and gardens. Drawers and doors are fitted with high quality brass or copper fittings.
Height: 36 1/2 in x width:24 1/2 in x depth: 16 in.


No major chips, cracks, or losses. Structurally sturdy; however, the furniture does not appear structurally the most stable but it slightly wobbles. Doors open and close smoothly. Wear throughout and minute losses along the edges. Oxidation to the metal components. There is a minute dent to the upper right quadrant of the top. Along the left side, there are two areas that show unstable surface. To the front of the top, there is an area that lost its finish and was painted over. Along the underside, near the feet, there are line cracks; please see the listing image. Along the interior of the top, there are light line cracks along the edges. Along the interior, there are white pen marks. To the front of the cabinet, there are visible glues along the marble decorations; however, given that they are not fluorescent under UV light, they do not appear to be a restoration. Wear along the underside, consistent with age and use.

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