Black Lacquer Calligraphy Brush Cabinet

c. 1850
$1,480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 15.0" D: 3.0" H: 17.5"
Materials
Paint
Northern Elmwood
Brass
Lacquer
Glass
Fabric
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
GDC012
Estimated Shipping
$100

Characteristically simple and austere, this Qing-dynasty glass cabinet once proudly displayed a scholar’s collection of prized calligraphy brushes. One of the Four Treasures to be found in the studio of a learned sage, brushes were used to create paintings or script calligraphy. Meant to be seen as much as used, such brushes were fashioned with tips made from exotic animal hair, with handles ranging from bamboo to porcelain to precious materials like jade and ivory. Leaf-shaped pulls, scrolled hangers, and painted hooks add just the right of ornamentation to this brush cabinet, which we love filled with jewelry, ornaments, or other artful hangings.

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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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