ANTIQUE ASIAN ROSEWOOD AND BRASS JEWELRY-TRINKET BOX EXCELLENT CONDITION! It is obviously handcrafted with dovetail drawers and very intricate etched brass plates made to cover most of the outside This chest has to be 70-100 years old and in remarkable condition for its age. She used it for decorative purposes only..
I have not attempted to polish the brass as it has aged with a beautiful patina appearing in various shades. It is remarkable how precisely these brass plates were cut to fit this small jewelry chest so perfectly... Even the corners are wrapped and held in place with dozens of tiny brass nails. The two drawers have onset heart shaped pulls on hinges that are rare & unusual. The decorative handle on top lays flat & is attached with hinges for carrying.
At some point the door came off and I did reattach the door myself using brass nails with heads the same size as original ones but cutting them to half their length. (See & enlarge photos 9& 10). This chest is in remarkable condition as its estimated age to be 100 years old.I believe Ive priced it well under its actual value, as can be seen by comparison to similar Antique Asian jewelry boxes. Please look closely at all photos as they are an important part of this description. The knob which locks the door is fully functional, however I do not have the key. The original key is long gone and I assume it was used so that the chest could not be unlocked. It appears that a fairly simple skeleton key could be found to work this lock. The chest weighs almost 5 1/2 pounds, which is quite heavy for its size.
Its dimensions are 9H X 6 1/2 W C 5 1/2 D. I carefully wrap and package all items as I would want it done for myself. I use NEW CLEAN packing supplies AND sanitize every item using a long lasting anti-bacterial spray that will not damage the item. Thank you for taking interest in my item and pass the word should you know a collector! The item "VINTAGE ANTIQUE ROSEWOOD CHINESE ASIAN WOOD AND BRASS JEWELRY BOX" is in sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "8210bigsky" and is located in Wichita, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.