Lot 4117
Three Chinese Black and Gilt Lacquer Boxes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
20th century, includes three boxes, the largest with blue chilong dragons, the cover lifts to reveal an open storage area, the lower sides of the box have drawers (10 x 19 x 12 1/2 in.), and a large box with gold bats flying amidst swirling clouds, the cover lifts to reveal an open storage space (10 x 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.), and a smaller gold box shaped as a bat with longevity symbols in black, with a cover that lifts to reveal open storage space (3 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 11 in.)

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Both larger boxes are in good estate condition with some minor chips and loss to edges; the bat shaped box has much more wear and chips with loss to not just edges but also some surface areas.