Rare museum quality Kangxi period Tibetan scholar's lift top scroll chest. Late 17th to early 18th century. Exquisitely hand painted front panel depicts a magnificent writhing dragon amid blue and green clouds on a red orange ground; the side panels are in tiger pelt motif. All original including the hand wrought iron hardware. It measures 41 inches high by 58 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep. This is one of the most stunning examples of Chinese painted furniture we have ever seen. For a related example, please see Chinese Furniture by Michel Beurdeley, published by Kodansha International, 1979, plate 152.
Pair of Chinese figural lamps circa 1950 with shades and jade finials. Each lamp measures 28 inches H to the top of the finial and 15 inches H to the top of the figure.
Royal Bonn porcelain pitcher or ewer. Pastel florals on a mauve and cream ground with gilt scroll accents. Measures 8.5 inches high. Excellent condition. Royal Bonn (German, founded 1836) Royal Bonn ceramics was begun in 1836 by the 19th century potter and artist Franz Anton Mehlem. In 1890 both 'Royal' and '1755' were added to the pottery mark and were used continuously until 1920. In 1921, Royal Bonn was purchased by Villeroy & Boch, and subsequently closed in 1931.