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19th C. Mexican Painted Wood Chest w/ Quetzals
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A delightful wooden chest of rectangular form with a hinged lid, all hand-painted with abstract and zoomorphic decoration in vibrant hues of scarlet, cobalt, emerald, and yellow. The front panel is painted and incised with the design of 2 confronting quetzal birds amongst 3 palm leaves, while parallel striations in undulating, zigzag, and fan-shaped forms embellish the side panels and lid. Size: 11.7" L x 21.5" W x 12.1" H (29.7 cm x 54.6 cm x 30.7 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#173686
Condition
Missing part of latching mechanism and losses to surface of base. Two stable fissures to lid. Expected nicks, abrasions, and a few chips as shown. Otherwise, very nice with great remaining pigments.
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19th C. Mexican Painted Wood Chest w/ Quetzals

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Aug 11, 2022
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Starting Price $400
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0218: 19th C. Mexican Painted Wood Chest w/ Quetzals

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
Beauty & Beasts: Ancient, Ethno, Fine Art
Aug 11, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0218 Details

Description
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A delightful wooden chest of rectangular form with a hinged lid, all hand-painted with abstract and zoomorphic decoration in vibrant hues of scarlet, cobalt, emerald, and yellow. The front panel is painted and incised with the design of 2 confronting quetzal birds amongst 3 palm leaves, while parallel striations in undulating, zigzag, and fan-shaped forms embellish the side panels and lid. Size: 11.7" L x 21.5" W x 12.1" H (29.7 cm x 54.6 cm x 30.7 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#173686
Condition
...
Missing part of latching mechanism and losses to surface of base. Two stable fissures to lid. Expected nicks, abrasions, and a few chips as shown. Otherwise, very nice with great remaining pigments.

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