A teakwood jewelry box with deep carvings of lotus flowers, dragons and a peacock recalls Nepal’s old city of Bhaktapur, where streets are lined with lavishly carved windows and courtyards and above it all are the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas as a backdrop. This piece has 14 “secret” compartments hidden in the top, middle and lower levels inside the box (see photo enlargements #4, 5 and 6). The lid slides off to reveal the top six compartments, which in turn slide to allow access to the four mid-level compartments. Four more compartments are hidden behind the lotus flower end panel, which slides up for access to the lower level. Carved in Bhaktapur in the late 20th century, this piece is in perfect condition. Dimensions: height 9” (23 cm), width 11” (28 cm), depth 8” (20 cm).