Antique Lacquerware Wooden Box With Red Finish and Gold Embellishments

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Antique Lacquerware Wooden Box With Red Finish and Gold Embellishments

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$42.00

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000

Material

Metal, Wood

Dimensions

Height: 2 3/8 Inches; Width: 11 Inches; Depth: 3 1/2 Inches

This antique wooden box with dark red finish and gold embellishments is beautifully distressed, bearing the patina and scars which can only be acquired over many decades. The overall look is consistent with that of decorative items loosely referred to as Chinoiserie. The exterior is painted in a very dark red, accented with a raised gold flower-and-butterfly design, finished with dark varnish or lacquer, which results in even darker colors. In Europe, this technique was an imitation of Asian lacquerwork and was called "japanning." It's difficult to say with certainty whether the box is European or Asian, but it does have a lot of age and is well made with finely-cut corner joints. The box is painted black inside and on the bottom. The hinges and lock mechanism were originally a silver-color metal, and the lock probably had a key at one time. Use it to store keepsakes, a remote control bedside, pens and pencils on the desk, or as a centerpiece in an Asian-inspired vignette.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
11 in. long x 3 1/2 in. front to back x 2 3/8 in. tall

CONDITION: Very good antique condition, suitable for gift giving. As mentioned, the box has been naturally distressed over time and bears a lot of scars, scuffs, and scratches. However, this is what makes it special and a true antique. The hinges are secure and the top and bottom line up properly. No key. Please review photos.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

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This antique wooden box with dark red finish and gold embellishments is beautifully distressed, bearing the patina and scars which can only be acquired over many decades. The overall look is consistent with that of decorative items loosely referred to as Chinoiserie. The exterior is painted in a very dark red, accented with a raised gold flower-and-butterfly design, finished with dark varnish or lacquer, which results in even darker colors. In Europe, this technique was an imitation of Asian lacquerwork and was called "japanning." It's difficult to say with certainty whether the box is European or Asian, but it does have a lot of age and is well made with finely-cut corner joints. The box is painted black inside and on the bottom. The hinges and lock mechanism were originally a silver-color metal, and the lock probably had a key at one time. Use it to store keepsakes, a remote control bedside, pens and pencils on the desk, or as a centerpiece in an Asian-inspired vignette.

APPROX. MEASUREMENTS:
11 in. long x 3 1/2 in. front to back x 2 3/8 in. tall

CONDITION: Very good antique condition, suitable for gift giving. As mentioned, the box has been naturally distressed over time and bears a lot of scars, scuffs, and scratches. However, this is what makes it special and a true antique. The hinges are secure and the top and bottom line up properly. No key. Please review photos.

A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE: Everything we sell at AlegriaCollection is vintage, meaning that it's at least 20 years old, often much older. Consequently, most of our items show evidence of previous use and, in general, this is viewed as adding to the aged character of a piece. We make every effort to accurately describe any flaws and encourage you to carefully read the description, particularly when purchasing vintage as a gift.

See Shop Policies before purchasing: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlegriaCollection/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav.

Thank you for shopping at AlegriaCollection.etsy.com

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