Chinese Export Document Box

Early 19th century


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Add early 19th century Qing dynasty decorative objects to your interior and shop this Chinese export document box for sale. The box exterior is densely painted with gold and red-colored vivid landscape painting scenes, dragons, foliage, cartouches of figures. This black lacquered document box is an alluring and splendid addition to add to your interior—the hinged lid enclosing a black lacquered interior with densely hand-painted foliage.

The exquisite painting is delicate and precise, and the lightweight rectangular wood box is perfect for a side table for the home or office. The contrast of the gold on black is a stunning and bold look that is perfect for both contemporary or traditional chinoiserie style. The box front features a diamond-shaped oxidized brass key plate matching brass key. Perfect addition for anyone that collects early Chinese export lacquerware or for anyone looking for genuine inspiration for their interior. Most commonly found in examples of Chinese export black lacquered tea caddy, this document box is rare, fine, and perfect as a trinket box or for small objects or items.


The box measures 3.5 inches in height, 8.60 inches wide, and 5.75 inches deep.


The box displays paint loss and minor repairs to the areas of lacquer loss, mostly on the corners and edges. The lacquer displays areas of chipping and wear and is recommended for delicate use. The lock currently does not function securely and is not recommended for storing as a lock box or security box.

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