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Seal chest


Artist Unknown (China)


17th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G216
Seal chest, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Huang hua-li, silver
Size: 8 3/4 x 10 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. (22.23 x 25.72 x 22.23 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 17th century, Ming dynasty
Physical Description: square seal chest; double front doors lock in place by flip lid; large circular latch and rectangular pulls, hinges and corner hardware made of silver; copper snowflake design inlaid to center of latch at top center front; handle at either side; two drawe
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 97.156.8a-d
Added to Site: February 28, 2009