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Lot 255: RARE, LARGE ZITAN CHINESE ICE CHEST WITH HUANGTONG
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: RARE and Important, Large carved zitan Chinese Ice Chest, crafted from high valued zitan wood , served to kept food cold or store ice for the season. The exterior designed to simulate bamboo-stalk around the sides and has four bail handles. The demountable lid is made in two parts; mounted with brass handles and hinges. The Zitan wood stand's frame has a concave edge with straight waist and curved apron, raised upon four cabriole legs joined with base stretchers. The zitan displays dense, heavy wood with dark brown-purplish tone and feathery fine grain.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 35" H x 31-1/2" W
Date: Qing Dynasty