Antique Chinese Small Jewelry Box with Stand-up Mirror. This jewelry box has a pair of panel doors on the front. The doors have a rounded over frame with carved panels with bamboo plants with gold accents. Behind the doors are 2 drawers. The corners of the jewelry box are rounded, and the front side has an extra rounded detail on each side of the doors.
The sides have a panel with floral carvings in the center section. Each side has a drop handle used to carry the box. The back has a panel that had a painted scene that has mostly worn off. The lid has carvings of flowers and has 2 sections that are hinged together with brass butterfly design hinges. When the lid is opened there is a mirror attached to the front and stands up when the bottom of the mirror is pulled toward the front.
There are beautiful carvings around the outside of the mirror. There is a wood panel under the actual glass mirror and the mirror can be replaced when this panel is removed. The mirror in the jewelry box is not original and has been replaced. Under the lid is a wide waist with a pair of long, narrow carved recesses with a rounded bead around each one. Under the waist there is a rounded over detail that sits on top of the corner columns and projects out and wraps around all 4 sides.
The wood box sits on a base with a nice edge detail that also projects out on all sides. As can be seen in the photos the bottom has some slight warping. The 2 front doors do not fully close flat. This is a very charming piece that is functional as well as decorative. Size: 9" wide x 9" deep x 8-1/2 Tall.The item "Antique Vintage Small Chinese Wood Jewelry Box W Stand Up Mirror & Carvings" is in sale since Monday, August 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "asian_country_antique_furniture" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.