Here we have fabulous Chinese wooden jewellery box. This is a beautifully finished mahogany box with brass fittings. The lid is adorned with a brass Symbol LU for prosperity and wealth in the centre which is engraved around its perimeter with flowers.
These are also carved into the front hasp and lock, and the corner bands on both the lid and the box which look to be narcissus which is a symbol of good luck. The top corners have brass corner decorations with an open winged bird like engraving on each. Opening the lid exposes a beautifully red silk lined tray embroidered with the LU prosperity symbol in gold. The lid opens with brass hinges and has a brass stay at both sides which holds the lid open at 90 degrees.
The front of the box has two doors that are secured with a brass hasp that can be locked securely with a padlock either two single or one through the two door clasps, there are no padlocks present. The two doors a re held closed by a ball and socket insert in the top of each door so neither door swings freely without opening it. Each door open on brass hinges to reveal a mahogany draw tray which is also lined with the same red silk embroidered again in gold with the LU prosperity symbol. The drawer has a brass hinged pull handle to draw it open.
There are ring cushions to each side of the draw leaving a central square well. There are runners for a second draw but sadly this is missing and has been priced accordingly. Th box is 30cm long x 20cm deep and stands 19cm tall.It is beautifully made with dove tailed joints for the rear and sides. At each side is a round brass fitting with a diamond centre from which hangs brass handles.
The box is strong sturdy and all doors, draw, and lid have smooth operation and open and close squarely with no play in any of the fittings. The box is solid mahogany and such weighs just over 3KG and as such will need to sent as a medium parcel.. It has a polished finish with no damage or marks and minimal wear and very little light discolouration.
It has clearly been a treasured jewellery chest and lovingly kept, apart from the missing draw. You are always welcome to collect at an agreed time to suit all concerned. We no longer provide automatic feedback for buyers as most buyers do not leave feedback when we do this. We will always leave feedback for buyers that leave us feedback. The item "Vintage mahogany Chinese brass trimmed jewellery box (item378)" is in sale since Saturday, May 8, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes". The seller is "marknjoemporium" and is located in Mablethorpe. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.