A Chinese Qing Dynasty period dowry chest from the 19th century, with fretwork, carved giltwood characters and brass ornaments. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this dowry chest features a linear wooden structure, beautifully accented with dark painted fretwork motifs and hand-carved panels, adorned with delicate characters.
The front of the piece is removable and opens to a compartment meant to receive clothing and household linens, with shelf supports on the sides. This façade is adorned with dark painted fretwork, serving as a perfect background for the gilt characters to stand out beautifully. Each panel shows two characters, standing on auspicious clouds. The delicacy of their treatment only equals the skill shown in their execution. The pierced cornice creates a perfect conclusion to the ensemble. The side panels are adorned with delightful floral carvings set within geometrical motifs accented with brass ornaments and C-scroll handles.
With its pure lines and refined decor, this Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th century traveling dowry chest will bring an exotic touch to any home and will add a sense of history and travel to any room.
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