Scholarly elegance proves to be as old as time itself with this beautiful piece. Showcase your tasteful collection on the shelves of history with this Chinese Export Scholar's Display Shelf. A magnificent reflection of the Qing Dynasty style, this Chinese Export Scholar's Display Shelf stands as a distinctive centerpiece. Its open fretwork lattice design on the back and sides of each shelf enhances its depth, while the storage drawers add practical use to this elegant case.
QING DYNASTY STYLE CHINESE EXPORT BOOKCASE OR SCHOLAR'S DISPLAY SHELF ÉTAGÈRE CONSTRUCTED FROM COLID ELM. THE FOUR SHELF BOOKCASE FEATURES AN OPEN FRETWORK LATTICE DESIGN ON THE BACK AND SIDES OF EACH SHELF. THE MIDDLE SHELF HAS TWO STORAGE DRAWERS WITH BRASS PULLS. THE CASE HAS A BEAUTIFULLY AGED AND FADED PATINA ON THE FINISH. SUPPORTED ON BOTTOM WITH SQUARE LEGS CONJOINED TO SHAPED SPANDRELS AND APRON. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. WEAR CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND USE. EXCELLENT JOINERY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH AGE APPROPRIATE WEAR AND FADING. FADED, AGED PATINA ON FINISH AS SEEN IN PHOTOS. PROVENANCE: PROPERTY OF AN AUSTIN, TX COLLECTION.