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Qing Three-Tier Wood Wedding Basket

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Directory: Archives: Furnishings: Accessories: Boxes: Pre 1900: Item # 1225911

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Hand painted flowers and foliage encircle the three tiers of this late 19th century Chinese wood wedding basket. This is an exceptionally sturdy and stable marriage basket which, along with its subtle faded paintings, make it especially suitable for use as an interesting side table. The storage areas inside each of the tiers are also in excellent condition. Originally used in China to hold wedding gifts for the newly married couple, such baskets were made in hundreds of designs and many sizes. This one is outstanding for its condition and elegant lines. The gentle wear it shows suggests that it was valued and well cared for. Dimensions: height including handle 26” (66 cm), height at top surface 20” (51 cm), diameter of body 17 ½” (44 cm), width including handle 18 ¼” (46.5 cm)