A rare antique Chinese lacquered box, one of the remaining few on the market, this piece is from Shan Xi province where China's lacquer work was at its best in the 19th century.
The top of the box features completely hand painted images of a courting couple, in a family pavilion. The depictions of trees and walls are vivid and detailed. The use of color, such as saffron, mustard and green is rich and vibrate. Sides of the box have 4 different images of teacher and student teaching and learning the art of Tai Ji.
14.75" w x 14.75" d x 6" h