Antique Chinese black lacquered box with hand painted gold images/figures. All sides (except the bottom) are painted and decorated with gold. On the the face of the lid, there are 9 people in a garden, having an afternoon tea together.
Other four sides are as follows: 6 people seem to be sitting in the garden talking on the front side. 4 people sitting & talking on the back side. 3 people sitting & talking on both the left and right sides. In the background, also painted are pagodas , small architectural structures , garden doors and walls , tables and benches , trees , flowers , grass... Wait, one of the people is fishing in the pond?
They all seem to enjoy their peaceful life! The box is relatively large in size , with 9" of length, and 4 1/4 " and 2 1/2 for the other dimensions. Marked at the bottom "Made in China" As you can see, it has crackles all over its body. And it has signs of age everywhere , with worn corners etc. But miraculously , none of the damages affect its main images almost on all faces, not even a bit.
What a wonderful old piece! The item "Chinese Antique Black Lacquer Wood Box Hand Painted with Gold Hinged 9 Long" is in sale since Monday, March 20, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "auctioneer28" and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.