Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties. Huanghuali wood, brass, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.375 in, 21.27 cm; depth: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1991.813 © Denver Art Museum.
This chest with lidded compartment and three drawers is made from huanghuali wood, a material admired for its beautiful grain and warm color. It would likely have been used to hold a scholar's implements.