THIS is a beautiful antique Chinese Lacquered set of tiered stacking wooden baskets. A rare example as is solid wood, generally these are woven referred to as wedding baskets, stacking baskets or nesting baskets.
Intricate design of beautiful lacquered wood with hand painted decorative scenes.
size 68 cm tall by 46 cm wide
Good aged condition but some damage to top layer with lose of painting detail and separation of wooden edge, please see photos
Interesting information about wedding baskets
Often referred to as wedding basket by foreigners’ betrothal baskets is more accurate as they are traditionally used during the betrothal or engagement. The family of the groom fills the basket with dowry gifts for the bride’s family. The gifts traditionally come in even numbers.