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An important Chinese Bureau Cabinet with ivory marquetries


An important Chinese Bureau Cabinet with ivory marquetries


Lot-No. 479 | Proceeds: 12.400,00 €

China, late Qing-Dynasty, 19th cent. Wood, magnificent ivory and bamboo marquetries with fine engravings: decorated with detailed river landscapes, dragons, phenix and butterflies. Minor wear consistent with age and use. H. 183 cm x w. 140 cm x d. 71 cm. - The original owner of the bureau cabinet was Carl Adolf Meyer who brought it to Germany in 1914 when he left China. Meyer who entered 1878 in the service of the Chinese marine customs, has been awarded for his earnings by the last Chinese Emperor with the Order of the Double Dragon and was appointed a third-degree Mandarin. - Expertise: Detailed documentation to the iconography by Dr. Soon-Chim Jung, sinologist. - Provenance: Private Collection Lower Saxony

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