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Table Top Chest
17th century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Table Top Chest
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1699
Creation Date: 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: huang hua-li, silver
Dimensions: H.13-13/16 x W.13-3/8 x D.10-1/8 in., overall
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.66.1a-h
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Chests made for the storage of small objects are known in a variety of forms. This type of box has traditionally been called a seal chest, suggesting its suitability as a storage cabinet for brushes, ink, seals and other scholar's objects. Excavated examples however, demonstrate that similar drawered cabinets were used for cosmetics, clothing and Buddhist relics. As such, they would have been useful in both the study and the bedroom.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.66.1a-h
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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