Chinese Red Lacquer Covered Games Box with Inner Trays & Boxes,
A fine Chinese red lacquer games box with a removable cover decorated overall with a central Chinese landscape with pagodas and with a dragon border surround all in gold set on four paw feet.
The interior with a complete set of seven covered boxes and two sets of trays. The boxes each with a different pagoda on the top. One set of trays with Kings and Queens, the other with one tray with the word "Game" with bamboo surround, the other trays with bamboo decoration. All in remarkable condition.
Reference: The Decorative Arts of The China Trade: Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities, Carl L. Crossman, Page 281, The author writes: "On rare occasions, a tea caddy, work or stationery box was made of red lacquer with painted gold designs. These are particularly handsome since the red lacquer contrasts strikingly with the gold. Most of the red lacquered items would seem to date from the second quarter of the 19th century".
|Dealer||Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.|
|Measurements||Dimensions: 5 1/4 inches high x 14 3/4 inches wide x 12 inches deep (13.34 cm high x 37.47 cm x 30.48 cm deep)|
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|Contact||Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org|