A 19th Century Chinese Export Richly Gilt Decorated Lacquer Sewing Box and Cover

This fine Chinese sewing box made for the western market features an oblong octagonal and rounded form with four carved feet; all sides are richly decorated with panels of figures, buildings, foliage and dragons. The interior has an inner tray, fitted with compartments and sewing implements, the drawer in the lower part of the box is similarly fitted. W 14.5 in. D 10 in. H 6.75 in.

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