1st item: Chinese Export lacquer games box, octagonal form with gilded vignettes of figures engaged in various activities to the top and elaborate court scenes on top edge and box sides. The chinoiserie gilt decorated interior fitted with seven covered compartments and two compartments with twelve card trays, decorated with card faces or gilt vignettes. 4 1/2" H x 15" W x 12 1/4" D. 19th century. 2nd item: Chinese export lacquer storage box, sarcophagus form with serpentine sides having gilt vignette decoration of figural landscape scenes framed within cartouches. 4" H x 11" W x 8" D. 19th century.
Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
1st item: Light general wear and losses to gilt decoration, primarily to box top, chipping and losses to top lower edge and box top edge. Original games pieces are not present. 2nd item: General wear and losses to gilt decoration, scattered wear and minute chipping to box.