Rectangular box with panelled top within framing, opening, with a lock, key and a pair of paktong strapwork hinges, to a now void interior, which would formerly have contained a removable tray, probably with divisions.
To the sides a bold pair of folding paktong bale handles with backplates. The stand with four figured veneered sides to D moulding over square tapered legs with pierced scroll corner brackets.
All of good colour, patination and condition; the wood is of the rosewood family. For similar see China Trade by Carl Grossman. ACC P226 Pl. No. 78.
Chinese, in the European export style, circa 1780 - 1800
Height 33” (84cm) Width 21” (53cm) Depth 15” (39cm)
Stock No. 1361