Chinese hardwood seal chest inlaid with a well-carved Hetian celadon jade dragon chasing a flaming pearl along the top. Intricately carved with a rock surrounded by crashing waves surmounted by a shou symbol.Height: 8 1/2 in x width: 10 1/4 in x depth: 10 1/4 in.
There are several splits to the wood along the top of the chest, most measuring approximately 1-2 inches in length. There is wear along the raised carvings throughout. There is a split that runs the length of the base, visible in the lot listing. There appears to be a previous repair using a glue along the top, attaching the top to one of the sides. The sides of the top have begun to separate from each other slightly, visible in the lot listing. The jade appears to be in good condition with no cracks, chips, or repairs.
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