MANUSCRIPT CHEST Burma/Myanmar Burma/Myanmar Ava Period: c. 17th-18th Century Wood lacquered and gilded h. 19 1/2 cm. w. 65 cm. d. 19 1/4 cm.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1987 BC87.01.33a
Manuscript Chest and Stand, lacquered
wood, gilded with mirror inlay. Rectangular shaped box with hinged lid.
Decorated with molded lacquer and inlay. Manuscript chest stand is a
four-legged stand with foliate design, gilded. This chest is from
Mandalay and said to have belonged to a princess of the Ava period (17th
and 18th century).