Antique Chinese Chest, Coy, Chinese Laquer Chest, Tea Chest, Oriental Chest 1880

Category Antiques Asian Antiques China Chests

Current price $65.99

Listing type Chinese

Location Bullhead City, Arizona 864** US

Quantity sold 0

Quantity available 1

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Seller michelleonly3 (782)

Seller rating 98.2% positive feedback

Region Of Origin China

Primary Material Wood

Material Wood, Chalk, Laquer

Original/Reproduction Antique Original

Maker Unknown

Color Brown

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Primitive, Antique Chinese Chest, Coy, Chinese Laquer Chest, Tea Chest, Oriental Chest.
Dating this item: This chest was created prior to 1880 and after 1775, using square nails, hinged with flat screws. Interior shows primitive flat saw, China customs stamp used in 1949. Size is 17.25" wide, 11" tall, 10.25" depth. Barrel top. This is a very bohemian piece. Still has the Chinese travel stamp on the side and the wax customs stamp.
Condition: these chests were created using an embossing technique involving chalk that was then lacquered over. This chest has seen some rough handling. It looks like a corner on the bottom has been replaced, if I had to guess I would say that this chest got wet at some point and the wood swelled, causing pieces to chip. That said what's left is pretty solid. Running my hands across it nothing comes loose. There is tape residue probably from it being moved. Obviously if you are a picky collector this isn't your item unless you restore things. If you buy it, you are doing so knowing it is in rough shape. Personally I think it's more interesting. No returns due to the cost of shipping.
Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

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