Dating from the nineteenth century, this Chinese hope chest or glory box was originally filled with useful items (such as silk and linens) in anticipation of married life. Made from exotic wood with some gilding. It is decorated with birds and floral motifs. The inside is very smooth to ensure that the stored items are protected and don't catch on any splintered edges.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 18" high x 22½" x 15¼" deep.
Approx. overall 46cm high x 57cm x 39cm deep.