Painted Black Lacquer Blanket Trunk
Shanxi, circa 1880
This charming blanket chest is from Shanxi province, where it would have been used to store clothes and personal possessions either in the home or when travelling. The once bright paintings of flowers in reds and oranges on the front have aged to a more subtle autumnal palette over the years, contrasting beautifully with the black lacquer surface. The clasp on the front is a more recent replacement for the original. Handy for storage in a bedroom or living room, the chest is also a good height for use next to a bed or sofa as a side table.
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