A Continental Chinoiserie curio chest on stand

19th Century
Rectangular black lacquered wood exterior double-door chest with locking gilt-bronze hardware opening to reveal an arrangement of twelve short drawers variously adorned with miniature dioramas, reverse painted glass scenes, and gilt painted chinoiserie landscapes, raised on an associated carved giltwood stand centering a lion's head with swags raised on scrolled feet, with replaced key
61.875" H x 41.125" W x 21" D

  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, shrinkage cracks, wear to paint, wear to finish, insect damage, and nicks commensurate with age. The diorama panels with loose elements and dust accumulation. The reverse-painted panels with paint loss and flaking to paint primarily in the sky. Wear to interior lock mechanism, door does not lock properly. A section of loss to one front swag. Each swag with glued repairs.

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December 16, 2020 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, US

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