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Antique Chinese Lacquer Tea Chest

S/N:HA609

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19th Century

  • £750.00
  • €899 Euro
  • $1,000 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique 19th Century Chinese export lacquer Tea Chest decorated with scenes of merchants trading beside a river in a contrasting gold against the black base colour. Water is lucky in Chinese culture, as many business transactions took place by rivers, which were also used for the transportation of goods. The scenes have been hand painted on all sides of the box, and inside there are details around the edges and a pair of large fern fronds inside the top of the box. The lacquer work is raised and would have been applied layer by layer. An excellent quality piece that would have been presented to a significant European person or organisation in the tea trading world of the time. The box is made from wood, with multiple layers of lacquer applied and hand painted scenes. The original pewter liner is still intact, with the bone handle, which has been decorated with fine engraving. Unfortunately the key to the lock is missing, but it is in otherwise excellent condition with no losses and only minor wear commensurate with age and use.

Measures: 24.5cm wide x 16.25cm deep x 11.5cm tall

Available to view at our showroom in Piddlehinton, Dorset DT2 7SY - by appointment only

Home Alchemy Ltd - purveyors of all kinds of wonderful, fairground addicts and design enthusiasts, our driving passion is finding the unusual, the distinctive and the weird from all eras. We love anything with a story. Our stock originates from all corners of the globe. We wander far and wide to bring you a selection of treasures you will not find on any high street. However, if you don't see what you want here please give us a call. It's likely we do have something to fit the bill in our shop or know where to get it. We love a challenge and often source for our customers, so tell us what your heart desires and we'll do our best to find it for you.

Alternatively, pop in to our shop to have a look for yourself. You can find us at 352 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AT. We're open Wednesday - Saturday 10.00am until 4.30pm, or by appointment. If you would like further information or more pictures regarding any item we have online please don't hesitate to get in touch - we are always happy to help. We also offer hire and interior styling services if your requirement is shorter term.

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Dimensions: 

  • H: 11.5cm (4.53in)
  • W: 24.5cm (9.65in)
  • D: 16.25cm (6.40in)

Period: 

19th Century

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