June 18, 2020 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Three Asian Wood Boxes with Sliding Panel Lids

two with bail handles, calligraphic inscriptions, silk lined interior, and dovetailed construction; one with scalloped edge to lid; largest 5 x 6 x 5-1/2 in.

Note: Objects from this personal collection were acquired in Shanghai, China between the years 1862-1902. They were collected by Frederick and Margaret Haskell. Mr. Haskell was the owner of the Japan and China Trading Company. The couple retired to Lake Weir Florida in 1902, bringing these collected objects with them to the United States and they descended through the family to current day. These objects are now being offered to the public for the first time by Brunk Auctions.

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Provenance:Collected in Shanghai, China prior to 1902 by Frederick and Margaret Haskell; By descent in family to Frances Arnold; Private Collection, Newnan, Georgia


one with separations to joinery, ill-fitting lid (doesn't stay on track), split to side panel and bottom board, extensive losses to silk interior; one with stains and wear to fitted silk interior; other abrasions and stains

Estimate: $50 - $100
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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