Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

Small Chest with Inner Drawers

Small Chest with Inner Drawers

帶暗屜木箱

1700s

Rosewood (huanghuali) and metal

Overall: 40.7 x 41.3 x 35.6 cm (16 x 16 1/4 x 14 in.)

Gift of Miss Mildred F. Walker 1982.117

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The top lifts up to gain access to the storage area below and allows the front doors to open, revealing 5 interior drawers.

Description

This small chest fitted with drawers and a tray was used to store seals, cosmetic utensils, or other necessities of daily life. Chests were portable and placed on tables or shelves and were secured with a metal pin inserted through the metal loops on the front panels. The rare tropical hardwood (huanghuali) would have been only affordable to individuals of a higher social status.

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