Antique Portable Dressing Chest

Antique Portable Dressing Chest

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The design and proportions of this huangli wood China Export Trade Dressing Chest are unusual but practical as both a travelling and domestic piece of furniture.

The two folding leaves to the top, rest on iron sliding lopers to give a working area with a divided central well. The top opening drawer has a lift out tray that hides a bank of 6 drawers. The chest has little by way of excess decoration or protruding edges, which fits in with its portable use. The fact that it doesn't divide in two like most campaign chests reflects its age and country of manufacture. The antique period is circa 1820.

Dimensions:

Height 102 cm / 40 316"
Width 76 cm / 29 2932"
Depth 61 cm / 24 332"
Year

Circa 1820

Medium

Asian Hardwood

Style

Chinese Export

Exhibitions
The Great Escape

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