19th Century Chinese Two-Colored Bamboo and Wood Tiered Lunch Basket
A 19th century Chinese tiered lunch basket made with two-colored bamboo and wood, and adorned with half-moon patterns. This basket features a stepped body, topped with a lid and a large rectangular handle. This basket was made with red varnished bamboo and contrasting black painted wood. The lid is carved with half-moon patterns and the top is painted in black.
Baskets such as this elegant piece were used as lunch boxes in 19th century China. This two-colored bamboo and wood tiered lunch basket from 19th century China would be an exotic decorative item or an uncommon storage piece in any home, possibly in a living room on a side table or in a dining room tucked into a quiet corner.