Massive Camphor Wood Storage Chest and Stand, Yixiang, Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th Century
Of large rectangular form with dovetail joints at the corners, large brass lock on the front and bail handles on the sides, the whole raised on a moveable stand with front design of confronting kuei dragons amongst scrolling vine
33.5" x 55.5" x 26.4" — 85 x 141 x 67 cm.
Such large chests would have been used to store robes and dresses. A similar example from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, was sold at Christie’s New York, March 22, 2007, lot 449