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Antique chinese carved chest

 
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Heidi Maiers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Antique chinese carved chest Reply with quote

Not really an unveiling - just thought I'd share this interesting piece of art with you fellow art appreciators.
Spent the last week in the Northwest and took some photos of this remarkable chest that is at my father-in-law's house.
He was in the navy and in 1935 bought this chest near Hong Kong from a local carver (he is now 92). Carved and tooled by hand on 5 sides, I'm sure unimaginable hours of labor went into making this. The guy was asking $12 for it, but let it go for $4.25. Don't know how that translates to today's prices with inflation, but that is insane.




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Jeanette Lewis



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
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Location: Merseyside U.K.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Heidi,
I am 3 years behind your post I see ...interesting piece - we have a t.v. show here called " antiques roadshow" I think it has a sister programme in the states - where people take their interesting stuff to be valued and learn some history about them.
Have you learned any more about it since? if not, then thanks for sharing it anyway! Smile
Jeanette
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