Antique hand painted, gilded and lacquered Chinoiserie pencil box. Made of wood, finished in black lacquer with gilded accents. Cover depicts a group of men being served food, one woman dancing, three women playing music. Nicely detailed scene with wall decorations and lanterns with details.
This Chinoiserie pencil box has 3 interior compartments. Overall measurements are 7 7/8" by 2 1/4" by 1 1/8". Base is 7 3/4" by 2". Great for your desk or dresser.
Condition is good for the age, estimated to date from the 1920's, maybe earlier. Slight wear to bottom which is consistent with age and regular use.