Borrowed Scenery Coffer

c. 1850
$4,380 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 50.0" D: 17.0" H: 33.75"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Paint
Lacquer
Collection #
BJFF165
Estimated Shipping
$388

Each door of this lacquered 19th-century coffer is beautifully hand-painted with an assortment of auspicious objects. Set amidst censers, scrolls, books, and charms are vase forms containing floral bouquets representing the four seasons. Lotus flowers for summer, chrysanthemums for autumn, plum blossoms for winter, and peonies for spring. Over the centuries of loving use, these painted decorations have taken on a delicate and ephemeral quality, contrasting nicely with the linear frame of the chest. We love this storied cabinet as a way to add rich texture to modern interiors as a buffet or sideboard.

Additional Dimensions:
Top Shelves: 22"W x 13.5"D x 11.75"H
Bottom Shelves: 22"W x 13.5"D x 12.75"H
Door Openings: 17"W x 18.25"H

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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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