Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! 14 Antique Victorian Chinoiserie Sewing or Work Box, Papier Mache, Dragon Feet. Large 14 Antique Victorian Chinoiserie Sewing or Work Box, Papier Mache, Dragon Feet. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Antique Chinoise papier mâché work box or sewing and jewelry chest, coffret with dragon feet and original side handles. Large at a full 14 in width, it would have once been fitted inside with sewing items. You can see that most if not all of the interior fittings and compartment covers, dividers remain intact, and the outer form and all-over Orient decoration is very appealing. A serpentine and pagoda-angled rise to the top add interest. A superb tabletop box for display. Very good to excellent condition for age and type, most of the hand painted Oriental scenes that decorate it are still evident and readable. The carved gold-enameled dragon feet are all there and are all original. The lower writer’s tray is intact, too. A working lock but we do not have a key to work it at listing time. We’ll try more of our stash of casket keys. There is a bit of roughness of age. This is a very early Victorian box, c. 1830-40s, so not expected to be pristine, but there is a little cracking on that back panel of the box where the hinges are. It needs a ribbon on each side to act as a brace when lid is up and open, to keep it from flopping widely open and pulling on that panel. If I could get out for a black ribbon, I’d have done it myself, but I’m at home recovering from surgery. Still, a very simple thing to do and I’ll advise it for the next owner so you don’t risk further damage to that back panel. That said, a fabulous and very large Chinoiserie chest. Don’t miss it! Our photos are large and clear. We do expect our customers to review them all, evaluate the item based on both our description and our images. Thanks for all the compliments – we love what we do! Antiques & Uncommon Treasure – all the best, all the time! We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “14 Antique Victorian Chinoiserie Sewing or Work Box, Papier Mache, Dragon Feet” is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.