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A huanghuali ‘picnic box’ of three tiers constructed in the usual fashion with exposed dovetails to the mitred corners, and a raised flat bead to the lower edge of the upper tier, to the upper and lower edges of the central tier and to the upper edge of the lowest tier. The central tier with a removeable tray to locate the cover, replaced in gonzalo alves, contained in an openwork base, mitred corners and re-inforced with surface mounted brass straps. The short ends with shaped spandrels, replaced, and an unusual pivoting swing handle, also with brass strap re-enforcement pierced for the locking pin.

Qing dynasty, 18th century.


width 29.5 cm, depth 18.4 cm, height 22.2 cm

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