This Mongolian chest is painted in a lustrous dark green lacquer with a glorious saffron contrast. Its center features Genghis Khan in a friendly exchange with a fellow tribe leader. The image is decorated with traditional Mongolian borders intercepted with the classic unity knots and flowers. Simple scrolls traced in beautiful bright blue connecting golden citrons symbolize blessings. Chest has 2 top openings concealing a very large compartment for storage of blankets and rugs.
DIMENSIONS: 51" w x 31" h x 23.5" d
MATERIALS: Solid Wood
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made, hand painted, tenons and mortises
ORIGIN: Inner Mongolia
ERA: 19th century