Two antique Chinese export work boxes

£1,500

The work boxes in this duo are beautifully decorated using different methods: one is inlaid with faux mother-of pearl, while the other is lacquered and parcel gilt.

 

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Description

Each work box in this duo is markedly different. One work box, the shorter of the two, was produced in China during the mid-19th Century; the rectangular box, with chamfered corners, is lacquered and parcel gilt, decorated with cartouches containing flowers and figures. This box’s interior, accessed by a hinged lid, features compartments, while the front of the box includes a frieze drawer. The second box, the taller of the duo, was produced in China during the early 20th Century. Its surface is decorated with faux mother-of-pearl inlay above a painted surface, while the lid is inscribed with two Chinese character marks.

Details

Country of Origin
Chinese
Date of Manufacture
Mid 19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Chinese Interest
Material
Bone, Lacquer, Wood
Colour
Brown, Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
28 cm / 11 inches
Width
37 cm / 14.6 inches
Depth
26.5 cm / 10.2 inches

Reference:
012585

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