Antique Chinese Bridal box, lacquered wood, China, 1920
I know that these boxes are called bridal boxes. And I know that they were used als food boxes. But how and why on a wedding day? What was their function during the wedding ceremony? I really do not know.
Because I can not imagine that a bride, all dressed up in this gorgeous dress, with her make- up on and her hair styled as never before and then is going to have her lunch from something that is more or less a canteen box. Maybe you know? How these boxes were used during the bridal ceremony? When? How?
But even if you do not marry, they are very very beautiful. (they, yes, no typing error there, we have two, you can find the other one elsewhere on the site). A deep, deep red, with golden details, very nice carving and a very very elegant lock.
Dimensions: height,with the handle up 32 cm, w 28 cm, d 30 cm.