EXP Handmade 16-Inch Red Leather Saddle-Lid Gift Box - Graceful Phoenix
Spruce up your home or office with this one-of-a-kind Oriental accent box handcrafted by talented Asian artisans. This unique storage box is carved from fine-grained wood, and features a traditional Chinese "saddle" lid. The frame of the box is covered with a warm, thin layer of red leather, stretched tightly around the frame that has been specially treated to give it an authentic antique flavor. The lid of this creation comes alive with a hand-painted golden phoenix roosting on a bough of cherry blossoms.
In the Far East, the phoenix has long been considered a sacred animal, and is said to represent femininity and grace. The sides are similarly adorned with bats and fawns, ancient symbols of peace and good fortune. Open the latch and peer inside to reveal an exotic medley of old-world stories, anecdotes, and parables that are rendered on the inner lining in traditional Chinese calligraphy.
The Imperial-era pin latch and the drop handles are crafted from antiqued brass, adding a subtle touch of elegance. This unique creation makes an ideal gift box, sewing box, or accent piece, and is sure to infuse any room with a welcome Eastern flair.
AsiaEXP has been working with local artisans across Asia since 2001, helping to bring their beautiful, tradition-steeped crafts to the world. When you purchase from AsiaEXP, you are not only receiving an exceptional product, you are also supporting the artisans who created it and enabling them to pursue their craft. This not only ensures the artistic development and financial stability of these talented individuals, but also assists in preserving their ancient and rich cultural heritage.
- Storage box
- Covered with red leather specially treated for antique look
- Lid features hand-painted golden phoenix roosting on a bough of cherry blossoms
- Sides are adorned with bats and fawns, ancient symbols of peace and good fortune
- Old-world stories, anecdotes, and parables adorn inner lining in traditional Chinese calligraphy
- Made of wood, leather
- Measures 5"L x 16.5"W x 5"H
- Made in China