Personal tools

small items old

  • Ming style jewellery box Red lacquered mirror stand Jewelry box with carved doors

  • Woven bamboo basket1 Water bucket1 Two tray basket

Jewelry boxes were wedding dowries for storage of valuable items.  They were finely crafted, often with decorative and auspicious carvings.  The boxes were designed to be both secure and easily portable, therefore elaborate engraved brass fittings are common features in their design.

Baskets and other pieces were used to carry fruit, vegetables grain and water as needed. Like jewelry boxes they were also often decorated with auspicious motifs.