Antique Chinese Rosewood Mirrored Vanity / Jewelery Box With Brass Inlaid Guan Yin & Dragons


First to Second quarter of the 20th C. example of a Chinese vanity with opposing brass inlay of the Goddess Guan Yin on the front panels.  The box has a decorated  lifting top and opening front facing doors that cleverly push back into the sides.  The piece is inlayed with fine brass wires and has 2 smaller drawers and one larger drawer hidden behind the front doors.  Also inlayed are stylised dragons or foo dogs/lions (behind the doors).  Original mirror glass and door pulls.  This would have been used to storing  jewellery and hair ornamentation, as well as possibly make up.   This could be used as a shaving mirror as well as a vanity or jewelery box.  These pieces are getting harder to find nowadays.

Please note the rosewood is more evenly coloured than it appears in the photographs - for some reason the camera highlights the wood colouring.  The last photograph best represents the tone.

Open H17".
Larger drawer W6", smaller drawers W3".
Closed measurements W9", D11.5", H8.5".


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