Red Lacquer Trunks (Pair)

 Dimensions: 19.5h x 16w x 16d
 Wood: Jumu
 Origin: Suzhou
 Period: Early 20th C
 Catalog#: MM 925

These square trunks have a base and are decorated with square metal hardware on the front. They would have been part of a lady’s dowry and are therefore lacquered in the color red which signifies luck, double happiness and goodness. The edges are decorated with black lacquer.













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