Antique Chinese Pillow Box
Shanxi, circa 1860
This delightful old wooden pillow box originates from Shanxi province, north China. Traditionally boxes like this were commonly used in China to deter would-be thieves where the owner would use it as a pillow, hence the concave top.
Its original dark lacquer has faded and worn over time and markings of the original clasp are still visible and a replacement simple brass clasp has been added at a later date.
A lovely accessory bringing a taste of the Orient and history into your home.
£12.50 delivery to most UK mainland addresses