An old Chinese lacquer box, sumptuously decorated with heavy gold paint, with an inset cloisonne top. Thus is a very good quality piece with excellent workmanship, and few problems for a box of its age. The paint is substantially intact all around, and there is very little wear to the outside and frankly I think it was rarely if ever opened or used on the inside. Interior is a rich Chinese red. The box measures 9 and 1/4 inches long, 6 and 1/4 inches deep and 3 and 1/4 inches tall - it's a good sized box! A real beauty and an heirloom quality antique.
An Excellent Antique Chinese Lacquer and Cloisonne Gold Painted Letter Box, C1900