Asian, Furniture

Fine 19th c. Chinese Export diminutive wood and lacquer secretary, c. 1830.  The piece would have been commissioned by a New England sea captain trading in Canton to bring home as a gift for his wife.  Made in 5 pieces to facilitate packing on board ship:  base, writing desk, bookcase, crown molding and central crest medallion.

Dimensions: 58 1/2″ h x 25″ w x 23 1/2″ d