Featured Chinese Wood and Brass jewelry box, Wood type? Age?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by 916Bulldogs123, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I bought this really cool looking Chinese jewelry box
    12" x 7" x 6"
    Hoping to find out what type of wood and possibly age?
    It looks exactly like some that are labeled George Zee Company.
    Missing three tiny brass brads on the top. I'm sure i can find replacements.
    Mikey
    weee 2182.jpg weee 2185.jpg weee 2181.jpg weee 2190.jpg weee 2184.jpg weee 2192.jpg weee 2196.jpg
    Last but not least. This is so pretty!

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  2. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Is this the wrong category for jewelry boxes?
    @i need help
    Mikey
     
  3. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    I can move it for you, Antique Discussion?
     
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  4. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

  5. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    It’s cool looking and attractive. But I would think it’s a fairly new thing. Maybe ‘cheaper’ wood used that has been stained/coloured.
     
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  6. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I don't know for sure but I know it's not antique. I was thinking 1950s 60s.
     
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  7. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    I also don’t know. But it’s a nice looking box. And I do think the overall quality looks better than many other examples. Personally I don’t think it’s as old as the 50’s-60’s. I would still guess much newer (but my knowledge is very limited)
     
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  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Thought I had replied to this earlier....??? Wood appears to be some type of mahogany, though you sometimes see them marketed as rosewood. See similar boxes fairly frequently and do not think them to be all that old. Late 20th century. Older ones are more inticate and more embellished. If you search Chinese brass mahogany box, you will see many examples.
     
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  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Just realized that I have a similar, albeit smaller, box. Picked this up sometime in the last year at a thrift store. Pretty sure it was $5 or less.

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  10. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @verybrad
    That is almost the same!
    Mikey
     
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