• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 815

    AN EMBELLISHED HUANGHUALI SEAL CHEST

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBELLISHED HUANGHUALI SEAL CHEST
    18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid in ivory, soapstone and mother-of-pearl with boys at play on the two doors that open to reveal five drawers, with chrysanthemum on one end and a bird on a peony branch on the other, the hinged cover with confronted phoenixes on top and dragons on the front
    13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high, 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) wide, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Erica Phillips, Los Angeles, late 1980s.