China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The rectangular-panel top supported on recessed square corner posts, the single drawer above the pair of doors fitted flush around a removable center stile, with reticulated spandrels below the projecting top on either side of the drawer, the coffer fitted with brass mountings.
Condition: Commensurate with age, natural age cracks, minor splits and gaps as expected, few small losses, the spandrels reattached, old wear and traces of use, few shallow surface scratches.
Provenance: From the private collection of Michael B. Weisbrod, New York, USA. Michael B. Weisbrod is a noted scholar of Chinese art, who has published extensively on the subject over a time span of more than 50 years. In 1972, Michael joined his father Dr. Gerald Weisbrod’s Asian art gallery in Toronto, Canada. The father-and-son team opened their New York location on Madison Avenue in 1977, and during the next 45 years the gallery held a significant number of exhibitions, selling to museums and private collectors across the globe, eventually adding further locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Dimensions: Size 84.5 x 78.6 x 59.8 cm
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