Painted Orange Lacquer Box

c. 1850
W: 15.0" D: 8.75" H: 5.0"
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This painted wooden box dates to the mid-19th century and was likely used as a document chest in a Qing-dynasty office or scholars' studio. Crafted with a sliding lid, the box was used to store and protect painted scrolls and official documents. The rectangular box is finished with orange-red lacquer and hand-painted with full peony blossoms, the finish beautifully worn from centuries of use.

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