Tea chest

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

19th century

GUSN

GUSN-289701

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

Descriptive Terms

tea chests
wood (plant material)
paper by composition or origin
brass (alloy)
lacquering
Chest, Food Storage
Chest, Tea
Chest, Tea

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Asia

Object Type

Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1923.719

Date

19th century (Probably)