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Gilded and Paint-decorated Wooden Trunk

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
55
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Expected age wear, especially to the top,


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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David Kamansky, Decorative arts, Design, Furniture, Home, Industrial design, Notation, Tibetan alphabet, Trunk, Visual arts

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