upright rectangular shape with five shelves; center shelf has two drawers below; square drawer pulls mounted to chrysanthemum back plates

Bookshelf, late 17th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

The bookcase was commonly used in the scholar's study to store books and scrolls and to display collectibles. Few examples combining huang-hua-li and ebony remain, and this work uses a less expensive hardwood, tie-li-mu, in the shelving, which when set with objects had less visibility than the huang-hua-li frame and ebony shelf rails.

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Title
Bookshelf
Role
Artist
Accession Number
96.122a-c
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upright rectangular shape with five shelves; center shelf has two drawers below; square drawer pulls mounted to chrysanthemum back plates