A ZITAN THREE-TIERED FOOD BOX, TIHE

17TH/18TH CENTURY

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A ZITAN THREE-TIERED FOOD BOX, TIHE
17th/18th Century
Of rectangular form, comprising a cover, a shallow upper tray and three trays, each keying into the bottom of the tray above, set on a grooved base frame with short sides and side posts, flanked by standing cloud-form spandrels, joined at the top by a humpbacked handle, the cover and sideposts with matching holes for a metal bar, the base frame corners and handle joints reinforced by plain baitong mounts, the wood an attractive purplish hue
9in. (23cm.) high, 13 5/8in. (35cm.) wide, 7½in. (19cm.) deep
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