Antique Chinese Scholars Wood Storage Box, With Drawer and Dragons, Qing Dynasty
Traditional hand carved old Chinese wood box with a single drawer and opening top. The shapely body is ornately decorated with carved with outward looking dragons with a bat between them, as well as a Buddhist symbol on the back panel. This is an old piece - we are not exactly sure what it was used for - it could be anything from storage of artists tools to opium. The light wood is golden brown to brown with remains of old lacquer in places. Inset black panel in lift up top.
These days it's makes an attractive display item or display stand possibly for a statue or a jewellery box. We'll leave the choice to you.
Dimensions W10", D6.5", H6.5".
Early 20th Century. Qing Dynasty.