Gilded and Paint-decorated Wooden Trunk, Tibetan China, late 18th/early 19th century or possibly earlier, wood, lacquer, paints, the top with metal ring hinges, the front panel with cartouche of a coiled dragon holding a container of flaming gems set in a formal floral textile design, the side panels depicting flaming gems, 17 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.
Note: For a similar example see David Kamansky (ed.), Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life, 2004, plate 82.
Expected age wear, especially to the top,
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