To supplement the bride's dowry, the groom's family presented a wedding chest or "Lion Case", filled with small valuables. This hinged wood chest is hand painted with an image of a stylized lion/ foo dog, symbolic of the groom's virile male figure and happiness. Circa 1900. Some wear, imperfections and chipping of paint. Height: 12 1/2", Width: 16 3/4" & Depth: 12"
(box, decorative accessory, storage, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Oriental)
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