Red Lacquer Blanket Box
Gansu, circa 1900
Now worn to the wood beneath in parts, this old trunk would once have been in a bright, vivid red lacquer, contrasting with black on the top surface and three front panels. The lacquer has crackled and worn to leave a wonderful, interesting patina. The old paintings of figures and houses are still visible, but now very faded and in monochrome against the red background. Opening the hinged lid reveals further paintings on the inside.
£49.00 delivery to most UK mainland addresses