Thursday 30 June 2011

Huanghuali Travelling Bookcase

Early 17th Century. Of nearly square form, fitting into a slightly larger shaped and carved base and conforming upright frame with a rounded toprail with ox-nose bail handle to enable transportation, and with a pair of foliate-form spandrels where each upright arm meets the base, with two framed rectangular doors opening to the interior fitted with single shelf and a row of two drawers at the bottom, the front rectangular lockplate with square openings to receive the metal members attached to the interior shelf
24in. (61cm.) high, 25in. (63.5cm.) wide, 11½in. (29.2cm.) deep

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