19th Jul, 2017 10:00

Country House

Lot 230

A pair of Chinese hardstone and mother-of-pearl inlaid 'Playing Boys' cabinets on stands, 19th Century, each cabinet with two doors inlaid with varying coloured soapstone, mother-of-pearl and carnelian, depicting scenes of boys at play amid trees and rocks, the lower section of each cabinet with two roaring qilin, all enclosed within gilt borders of bats amid cloud scrolls, the sides with inlaid birds, insects and flowers, the tops with gilt flower sprays, the interiors with a central shelf and lower lidded box, raised on hardwood stands carved with dragons and scrolls. Footnote: A very similar pair of cabinets were sold at Bonhams New Bond Street rooms, 15 May 2014, lot 372.

Sold for £12,000


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