A small 'huanghuali' portable cabinet (Yaoxiang), Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨插門式藥箱
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A small 'huanghuali' portable cabinet (Yaoxiang)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨插門式藥箱
of rectangular form surmounted with a humpback-form handle, with a removable front of mitered frame and floating panel construction with baitongruyi-form corner places, a rectangular lock plate and a central foliate-form escutcheon plate, the interior with five short drawers set between a pair of long drawers (9)
Height 8½ in., 21.5 cm; Width 12 in., 30.5 cm; Depth 7¾ in., 19.9 cm
General consolidation to the joinery, the drawer runners replaced. Some of the metal mounts likely replaced, and the back panel elm wood shows previous signs of metal strap mounts. Some discoloration to the front panel, with some shrinkage causing a long split to one side. The surface with expected wear, with minor nicks along the edges, consistent with age and use.
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