A pair of painted trunks are acquired from Beijing. They were originally made in the late Qing Dynasty for a newlywed couple of a noble family in the capital of China. The one with still life drawing is for the bridegroom. The hat in the drawing represents a wish of the high status; the feather pens inside of the vases show the bridegroom is an intellectual or a scholar; there is also a Chinese Double Happiness word喜喜 in the middle of the drawing, which means congratulation to the marriage. The bride trunk was drawn with peonies, which is the first of one hundred flowers, symbolises the beauty, noble and elegance of the bride. There are countless daisies on the trunks, which signify happiness, purity, innocence, peace, hope, and beauty；most importantly daisy represents love in Chinese culture.
The trunks are restored. Both moon locks on the front are replacements. The handles on the sides are original.
Country of Origin
c.1900 Beijing, China
Bridegroom trunk: Width 102cm x Depth 61cm x Height 71cm
Bride trunk: Width 99m x Depth 60cm x Height 69cm
Clean with a soft cloth
Keep away from heat sources or direct sunlight
You are always welcome to come to pick the goods up at our store or our warehouse in Bristol free charge
Goods will be usually dispatched within 3 working days after the payment has been received
Delivery Cost within mainland UK- £30.00
Due to the size and weight of this item, it is despatched using the bespoke furniture courier service delivered on a mutually convenient day.
We deliver our goods internationally. Please email us at email@example.com with your enquiries.