Painted Red Lacquer Leather Trunk
Zhejiang, circa 1900
This small blanket box is in wood, covered in red leather and decorated in gold on the front with details of flowers and birds. It would have been used originally as a travel chest for clothes and other belongings. The gold has worn to the black outline in parts but is largely intact, though less bright than when first applied. The handles and brass clasp on the front are replacements for the originals. The interior is covered in leather in a paler finish, with the manufacturer's details stamped in the top right.
£35.00 delivery to most UK mainland addresses