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Jewelry box with carved doors and engraved metalwork

Late 19th century

Jewellery box1(m)Origin: Zhejiang province

  • spruce
  • 230mm wide x 325mm deep x 180mm high
  • $1275 includes shipping to metropolitan capital cities in Australia. Please contact us for arrangements outside these areas.

 



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The jewelry box has three secure drawers behind lockable doors. There is a mirror on the underside of the lid. The relief carving on the doors has gold leaf on lacquer.  The motif shows a married couple and the celestial twins Hehe, which is a wish for a happy family and many sons in life.  Engraved metal fittings are elaborate with motifs of peony, ruyi and butterfly. They symbolize wealth, good wishes and happiness.

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