A long wood scroll box with brass hardware from China in the 19th century. This unusual 19th century Chinese scroll box carries a rectangular shape and sits on a base. The box opens thanks to a brass hardware lock. The sides feature brass bail handles and the back showcases four metal hinges. This kind of item was used to store scrolls, probably both painted and written. The size of the box was important because it dictated how big the scrolls could be.
This unusual antique Chinese long scroll box with brass hardware from the 19th century would be an uncommon storage unit in most homes, perhaps closed in a den to store books or documents, or open in a living room to showcase plants.
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