This wooden chest was constructed during the Qing era (1636-1912), the last in a long history of Chinese Dynasties before establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Traditionally presented to a young women prior to marriage, this piece may be additionally utilized as a blanket chest. It features a rubbed chinoiserie décor with brass hardware and dark patina. The rectangular lid opens due to to a bronze cut, square medallion to reveal a convenient storage space. The painting on the top and face of the box depicts China’s most symbolic flower. while the sides present C-scroll handles, allowing the piece to be conveniently moved.