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Lot 123: A hardwood portable medicine chest Xiaoxiang, 19th/20th century
25 October 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A hardwood portable medicine chest Xiaoxiang, 19th/20th century
the wood of rich honey tones resembling huanghuali, of upright rectangular form, the plain exterior set on the top with double baitong swing handles and stoppers on quatrefoil bases, and reinforced on the top and sides with corner baitong mounts, the removable front of mitred frame and recessed panel construction secured by a clasp at the top, the interior with an asymmetric arrangement of ten drawers, each set with baitong handles pierced with different motifs, four drawers fitted with sets of containers in glass, metal and porcelain
23 cm high, 26.5 cm wide, 20.5 cm deep