#1058 Massive Size Antique Shanxi Style Painted Lacquer Book Chest

Massive size Northern book chest with elaborate original painting of pavilions, court yard, and various figural groups showing daily activites. With excellent original old brass plates and hinges. The bottom has the original carving with various patterns including "Shou (Longevity)" and dragon. Inside is intact and clean with original old color and finish plus the original shelf. Large size Shanxi book chest with such elaborate original painting is rare. This beautiful and imressive piece is possibly the finest example of this type of book chest. Minor losses and repairs on the outside lacquer. 100-150 years. French Polish finish over the original painting and lacquer.

Dimensions: 45.75" x 17.75" x 34.5"
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