An important huanghuali wood and hardstones inlays box and cover decorated with a phoenix among flowers Maximize

An important huanghuali wood and hardstones inlays box and cover decorated with a phoenix among flowers

Huanghuali wood, mother-of-pearl ans hardstones
China
18th century
Qing
Length : 58 cm ; Width : 35 cm ; Height : 10 cm
Italian private collection

The rectangular box in huanghuali wood, the cover inlaid with mother-of-pearl and hardstones. On the centre, a phoenix is perched on rocks. On the left side, a rose bush with flowering branchs hanging down toward the bird while there is a blooming peony on the right side. In addition, there are stylized clouds on the upper right corner.