Item #: 3533

Date: Ming Dynasty (c. 1368-1644 CE)

Medium: Lacquered wood

Size: 6”H x 30” L x 8” Deep

Description: In general, sedan chairs were used by officials or members of the gentry who were accompanied by their servants during a journey. Servants put the document case in place before departure, and removed it upon arrival. Inside the traditional document box are two small, lidded compartments, one at each end, and a long shallow tray that fits over the central section.

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