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Set of 5 Mid Century Chinese Boxes with Silk Applique - The 8 Immortals

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When creating a vignette, we always say you need more than 3 objects. Why not make a spectacular, splashy, colorful vignette with a set of 5 mid century Chinese boxes - All appliqued with silk images of the 8 immortals.

These are not new pieces and are vintage. All original and in excellent condition, the open top boxes range in sizes and colors. Bristle hair beards and hair. hand cut silk papers. Silk wardrobes. Most are marked with a Made in China label on the bottom side. Minor surface wear. Some paper discoloration in the inside of a few. 
Large . 11.5 x 8.5
Large medium 10 x 7
Medium 8 x 6
Small 6 x 5.75

A little bit of history: The Eight Immortals (Chinese: 八仙; pinyin: Bāxiān; Wade–Giles: Pa¹-hsien¹) are a group of legendary xian ("immortals") in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器) that can bestow life or destroy evil. Together, these eight tools are called the "Covert Eight Immortals" (暗八仙). Most of them are said to have been born in the Tang or Song dynasty. They are revered by the Taoists and are also a popular element in the secular Chinese culture. They are said to live on a group of five islands in the Bohai Sea, which includes Penglai Mountain-Island.