Lot 1354. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th-18th century; 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm.) high, 15¾ in. (40 cm.) wide, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The rectangular cover lifting to reveal a shallow tray above a pair of paneled doors opening to reveal five drawers of varying sizes enclosing a central compartment beneath a shaped apron, the sides set with bail handles, and the front with quatrelobe lockplate and ruyi-head clasp, all above a shaped apron at the front, the cabinet finely inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the top, sides, rear and interior with floral sprays and on the doors with pavilions amidst an elaborate waterscape.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011