A huanghuali cosmetic box, the well-figured top panel with inlaid corner cloud spandrels. This panel is retained to the vertical sides of the hinged cover by pins in the corners of the corner mounts. The two doors with surface mounted square hinges and a square lock-plate, with a cloud shaped hasp, all retained by split pins above two square drop handles with foliate backplates. The doors open to reveal and arrangement of seven drawers each constructed throughout in huanghuali with square brass drop handles with diamond shaped backplates, also retained by split pins. Each side mounted with square bail handles with foliate lock-plates. All supported on a plain plinth with rounded corners and surface mounted corner straps.
Qing dynasty, late 17th – early 18th century.