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Tea chest

Description

Octagonal tea chest, japanned. Black background with scene of oriental figures, fence, trees and flowers. Incised brass fittings. Interior lined with white paper patterned with red. Four characters arranged.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
19th century
Probably
Location of origin
Asia
Material
brass (alloy)
lacquering
paper by composition or origin
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Chest, Food Storage
Chest, Tea
lacquering
paper by composition or origin
tea chests
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.719
GUSN
289701

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