Red Lacquer Qinghai Blanket Chest
Qinghai, circa 1900
This beautiful red lacquer blanket chest is from the western province of Qinghai. The worn lacquer is original and is decorated with the old paintings in gold, now also faded but still possible to make out. The central painting shows a scene of two figures to the left, one with arms outstretched to receive perhaps a gift from a third figure. The trunk has its old brass lockplate on the front and a base that is also decorated in faded gold with flowers. A nice size to use as a side table next to a bed or sofa, with useful storage space inside.