Overall appearance extremely good, as well as inside. I have seen two or three places were this antique box is described as a c1900 Antique Chinese Cosmetic Traveling Jewelry Box with the same hardware and antique mirror, but not 100% sure, since maker. I can only go by all the same hardware and similar look of the box, which is exactly the same as the others.
There is a fold up Cosmetic Mirror in the top compartment that unfolds and resets inside the top of the box for use. One small draw open in the front and on top is a large drawer where the mirror sits for your jewelry or cosmetics. It has beautiful brass hinges and hardware.
The lock mechanism is in great condition and truly unique in design. Out of the three I have seen similar, I like this one the best because it's more masculine, so perhaps this was a travel grooming box for shaving and grooming. Tools, and a place to put their pocket watches, rings and chains. Please view all pictures before purchasing. If you need any other pictures or have any questions, please let me know.
If you're looking for a really spectacular unique gift for yourself or someone who has everything, but loves and appreciates special limited antique one of a kind pieces like this. Then you'll want this well crafted antique Chinese Wood Box that "I" and others before me have coveted to remain in this condition. It is really a show piece! Items like this are not available often and are truly appreciated by collectors and/or interior designer or architects who like to find special pieces for themselves or clients to incorporate into their own design elements. You will see very few items available like this box.Each will be crafted differently yet similar in design style and hardware with different wood. Feel free to ask any questions, or request additional photos. The item "Antique Chinese Export Cosmetic Jewelry Chest Wood Box with Accent Hardware" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Boxes & Organizers\Jewelry Boxes".
The seller is "lismil_msdezal9d" and is located in San Clemente, California. This item can be shipped to United States.