late c19th early c20th chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand with gilt decoration

Late C19th/ early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand , with gilt decoration.



Item Ref

ML 1703


Late C19th/early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand, with gilt decoration.
Highly decorative oblong chest on custom-made detachable red-lacquered wooden stand.
Fitted with bronzed metal double lock hasps to the front , each end fitted with twin bronzed metal carrying-handles . The gilt decoration to the front and sides featuring dragons and mythical creatures, pavilions in landscapes , clouds and auspicious lucky bat motifs . The reverse in plain red lacquered finish .
The lifting lid enclosing a clean 'natural' leather coloured interior.
Would work equally well with or without the stand as a wonderfully decorative coffee table or at the end of a bed for a blanket or linen chest.
In good original condition with minor rubbing to the edges and some ring marks to the lid commensurate with age ,use and purpose.
Good wide ,deep proportions and practical height.
H(on stand) 25"
H (without stand) 19"
W 39"
D 27"
China c.1900
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
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Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1703


Height = 65 cm (26")
Width = 99 cm (39")
Depth = 69 cm (27")

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