A Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' Chest

A Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' ChestA Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' ChestA Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' ChestA Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' Chest

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Hammer Price w/ BP

$44,840

Lot # 160
Title A Chinese Carved Hardwood 'Dragon' Chest
Description Deeply relief carved. Front is decorated with two five-clawed dragons among waves and clouds confronting a flaming pearl. Lid is decorated with the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. Cast brass ruyi-head clasp with similarly decorated hinges. Wood is tightly grained and is a rich reddish-brown.
Condition Separation to top.
Dimensions Ht. 6 1/2" W 15" D 8 1/4"
Provenance A prominent New York family; thence by descent.
Category Asian Art
Auction Date Sep 29, 2018

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