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REDUCED Vintage Chinese Wedding Basket 2 Compartments Gold on Black - $90 (Santa Fe)

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Kachina Court near Artist Rd
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Unknown
model name / number: Unknown
size / dimensions: 16"H x 22"L x 15 1/2"W

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Reduced price***This is a handcrafted vintage or antique Chinese Wedding stacking basket. I purchased this (and several others also listed) in 1985 in San Francisco and was told it was imported from China and was antique. I can't be sure of age other than it's been with me for 35 years. In traditional Chinese culture, these baskets would be used to carry the bride's dowry and gifts to the prospective groom's family.

This piece has two compartments which are held together by a wood structure with brass fittings. The brass metal handle has two dragons attached to the top. The entire piece is oval in shape. The wicker weaving is tight and even. The top has a black wood panel which is hand painted in gold & features a lovely kneeling lady in a garden. This lifts off to reveal the first storage space which has wicker sides and is lined in a solid wood. This lifts off to reveal the second space which is shallow with a wicker bottom. This has the base of the basket firmly attached- it will not separate. There is a total of 3 components to this piece.

Size: 16" tall x 22" long x 15 1/2" wide

Condition: This is in good vintage condition. There is a bit of wear, dustiness and minor superficial scuffing to the wicker. The lid's painting has a few superficial scratches. All hardware is original and has lovely patina. I used this as a storage piece on a very large built-in fireplace mantel. I would not recommend placing anything heavy or liquid on it.

Sold AS IS for cash only at the time of item pick-up. No moving assistance is available so bring a buddy for larger items. Call and please leave message if we are not available.

post id: 7748492448

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