A Rare Chinese Soapstone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Black Lacquer Cabinet, 18th/19th Century
wood, lacquer, brass, soapstone, gilt paint, mother-of-pearl
70 x 47 x 18 in, 177.8 x 119.4 x 45.7 cm
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 CAD
Sold for: $43,250
Preview at: Heffel North Vancouver Facility – by appointment only
Acquired in Vancouver by a Private Collection, Vancouver, 1970s
Of upright rectangular section and standing on four brass mounted legs, each door superbly decorated with a continuous multi-coloured hardstone inlaid and gilt painted scene of scholars and attendants in a large outdoor gathering, with a teahouse in the background, the bottom board with two large-fu-lions on a flame background, the border of the cabinet with large cartouches containing mother-of-pearl archaistic dragons on a coin diaper ground, the sides with large floral medallions. The interior lacquered red and contains a moveable shelf and hidden compartment. Brass hinges and lock.
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