Chinese Lacquered Rosewood Dresser Ming Tree & Bird Mother of Pearl Inlay Vintage Asian Decor
c1940s exceptional Chinese Lacquered Rosewood Dresser with Ming Tree (or Cherry Blossom) & Bird Mother of Pearl Inlay on three sides. This is one of the few pieces we have ever seen with Ming Trees and Birds with this large of a design and it is breathtaking. We only hope our photos do it the justice it deserves, the MOP abalone shell is iridescent with a rainbow of colors.
This dresser or chest has a high gloss lacquered finish that is clear so you can see the beauty of the rosewood. It is a darker wood, but from the side view you can see the lovely grain of the rosewood peeking through. This can obviously be used as a dresser, but we feel it is such a highly decorative piece, that it would be stunning in a living room, dining room as a server or even in your entry way with other Asian decor/artifacts displayed on it. Please view all of our photos to see the details of this incredible piece. The inlay is also carved which gives the piece even more detail. The camera does not pick up the incredible iridescence as much as it does in person.
This dresser or chest stands 42 3/4" tall, 36" long and 17 3/4" deep. The 6 top drawers have an inside depth of 5 1/4" and the 2 lower drawers have a depth of 6 1/4". There are 4 carved claw feet with some type of animal head carved above the claw (see photo for close up). The drawer handles are recessed hand carved florals.
The condition is Very Good. We note a few small pieces of inlay missing. We consider this normal and minimal wear for a piece that is at least 80 years old. Only one piece of missing inlay is easy to find and it would be a quick repair should you choose to have it done. Personally, it is an incredible piece in original condition and I would leave it as I found it, but it is your preference. We note a small edge scratch less than 1/4 on the top left upper side of piece (see last photo left picture and compare to our photo of the entire top). We show the mark greatly enlarged for you to see. As you can see by the photo of the entire top, it is nearly impossible to find unless you know where it is. A tiny bit of stain will completely cover.
Shipping on this piece is freight AND INCLUDED for our continental USA customers only and we use USHIP. We pay for all freight costs with your purchase price. The only thing we need to make you aware of, is that since this is freight, it will take us a few days to put out and receive our shipping quote. We have used USHIP for many years and it allows us to freight items to our customers safely while keeping costs down. With that said, it is not instant like the mail. We will keep you informed the entire way of the shipping process.
We recently cleared out an estate with Chinese and Asian pieces from large to small and will be adding them to our shop in the coming weeks. This is the first piece of MANY. Check back often.Thank you for looking - stay safe and get out and vote.