A 'huanghuali' document box (Xiaoxiang), Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨長方形小箱
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A 'huanghuali' document box (Xiaoxiang)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨長方形小箱
of rectangular section, constructed with plain straight sides, the cover hinged on the back of the chest, the front embellished with a rectangular metal lock plate, the sides flanked by a pair of angular metal loop handles suspending from cloud-form plates, the edges and corners reinforced with narrow metal mounts
Height 6¼ in., 16 cm; Width 15¼ in., 38.9 cm; Depth 8⅞ in., 22.3 cm
In overall good condition. Some shrinkage to the base panels of the box and the tray. Overall with consolidation by strap metal mounts. The surface in general with wear and minor nicks consistent with age and use.
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Sotheby's New York, 29th November 1993, lot 429.