Lot 4123
A Chinese Painted and Gilded Carved Hardwood Altar Chest
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th or early 20th century, hardwood with red paint and green borders highlighted in gilt, rectangular case with fitted paneled gallery having foo dog inward facing finials, the cabinet with five drawers, stretcher base, straight legs with stylized whorl feet, paneled sides.

45 x 42.25 x 21.25 in.

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A well carved and decorated example using mortise and tenon joinery.

Top gallery is loose; top with small chip near center of flush panel; lower left drawer with break and re-glue to facing; drawer interiors with shrinkage cracks and some loose boards; drawer guides need rebuilt; tight joints to case.