A Chinese export gilt and black lacquer box and cover,
Late Qing dynasty
the hinged cover painted in gilt with figures situated amongst pavilions in a waterscape, the exterior of the cover and box with birds and florets, the fitted interior with a silk embroidered two-fold panel detailed with a courtly scene and enclosing a further silk cloth with figures
58 by 50 cm, 22 7/8 by 19 3/4 in.
Acquired by Count Don Enrico Lucchesi Palli (1861-1924) circa 1890.