Wonderful chinese Carved ivory Box for Parts Only

Presented is a beautifully carved ivory box that we are selling for parts only. The long, rectangular box has been warped with age, but the individual carved ivory portions are in excellent condition and can be cut out of the box. In fact, I see no reason why the front panel, the two side panels and the reverse panel cannot be used in their entirety. The top panel could also be used, it has one small hole in the carved decoration on the right-hand side. We are selling this box for parts only, you can easily cut the carved ivory portions for medallions. This is great for anyone that needs some decorative ivory pieces or even just some plain, flat ivory pieces. The box has 9 carved sections, 8 are in fabulous condition and only 1 of them has a small hole. The carved decorations are in the form of classical Chinese genre scenese and foliage. The long lid of the box has a wonderful repeating band of carved scroll or leaf designs. The locking mechanism and hinges of the box can also be salvaged, we do not have a key. You could even take those metal parts and make your own, new box with the old carved portions of ivory.

We are selling this piece for parts only, so the damages are irrelevant. The only damage worth noting is a small hole in one of the carved portions, as you can see in the photos below. Of course two small pieces of of ivory are missing, one from either side.

The box measures 3 3/4 by 9 5/8 inches and is 2 1/4 inches tall.

Item ID: 36773

$500 USD

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Robert Scholnick, Essex, MA   

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