Black Lacquer Chest on Stand
Gansu, circa 1900
One of a pair of painted chests that are ideal either side of a bed or sofa. The chests are in pine, still with the old black lacquer finish and paintings on the front of flowers and butterflies - a symbol for marital happiness. Rather than being accessed through a top lid, the chests have a set of narrow, central doors. Each chest comes with a newly made stand as shown, also finished in black lacquer.