The Mixologist Dom is a wonderful and very large distressed antique oriental paper mache lacquer box. One of the biggest i have come across. Likely to have been a sewing box exported from Canton
His rounded sarcophagus shape with wide canted corners and a hinged lid.
Dom is expertly hand crafted, exterior finely painted on all sides with classic finely detailed chinoiserie style landscape and figure scenes throughout on a black lacquer base.
His inside is also finished in the traditional black lacquer. Paw feet on his base have been removed, so this box sit flat.
He has a broken brass lock and traditional shape inlayed escutcheon, no original key.
Dom has excessive of wear to his surface, with his original finish very well worn, there are chips and shrinkage gaps and cracks throughout rom age use and natural light. Delightful antique faded charm condition.
This is a highly collectable, authentic and striking item decorative and functional
Length: 36cm Height: 17.5cm Depth: 21.5cm