Oriental antique furniture - contemporary art, lighting and ceramics

Oriental antique furniture - contemporary art, lighting and ceramics

Red lacquered box

Early 20th century

  • elm wood
  • 320mm wide x 320mm deep x 145mm high

Presentation boxes were used to carry gifts of food and small exquisite decorative items. They might be presented for a special occasion or as a mark of respect and friendship. This one is red lacquered carrying the meaning of happiness and may have been used at weddings or birthdays.