Painted Black Blanket Chest
Shanxi, circa 1900
Used once for storage in a bedroom or when travelling, this old wooden trunk still has its old hardware and traces of the original paintings on the front. The black lacquer has worn and crackled and the circular brass clasp has also weathered. The paintings are feint but the once bright design of vases and flowers, flanked with typical geometric patterns, can still be made out. With a thick base, the trunk is a good height to double as a side table, with plenty of storage space inside.
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