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Burmese lacquerware scripture chest storage box


Burmese lacquerware scripture chest storage box

Very unusual, and beautiful Burmese lacquerware chest which we assume to be a scripture chest - not wide enough to hold kammavaca manuscripts, but ceratainly large enough for many of the other types of scripture documents from Burma.

May also be a more general purpose storage box, but is of rather grand appearance.

This 2 part box features a large domed cover lid, revealing an inner box with integral base. The orange base feaurues fine, but freeflowing decorative motifs combining architecture and nature.

Age: circa 1930-1960.

48.5cm long x 26cm wide x 40.5cm high

Interior compartment capacity:
39.5cm long x 17.5cm wide x 29cm high