Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


Rare Palace Size Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Figural Box and Cover, Qing

$ 75,000
  • Description
    A rare palace size Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer figural box and cover, Qing Dynasty

    This palace size box and cover is a rare and exquisite piece of art made in the 19th century during the Qing Dynasty, which was known for its artistic achievements and craftsmanship.

    The box and cover are made of wood and covered in layers of cinnabar lacquer, which is a type of Chinese lacquer that is famous for its deep red color and glossy finish traditionally used in Chinese art pieces. It is meticulously painted and polished over a thin layer, creating a 3-dimensional carving effect. The octagonal shape of the box is adorned with intricate carvings of figures, dragons, phoenix, landscapes, and other decorative motifs, all in high relief.

    The figures on the box and cover are depicted in various scenes from Chinese mythology, history, and daily life. The carvings are incredibly detailed, with every figure and detail carefully crafted to perfection. The lid of the box is similarly decorated, with a large central figure surrounded by smaller figures and floral patterns.

    The massive size of this box and cover suggests that it was likely made for use in a royal or wealthy household. Its intricate carvings and fine craftsmanship make it a highly collectible and valuable piece of Chinese art.

    Measures: 8" high x 20" diameter

    In very good condition overall, no damages noted. Age cracks to the interior of box.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Lacquer
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other, Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Incollect Reference #: 633790
  • Dimensions
    H. 8 in; Diam. 20 in;
    H. 20.32 cm; Diam. 50.8 cm;
Message from Seller:

For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

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