ANTIQUE CHINESE SHANGHAI CHANG YIN KEE CO. WOOD BOX WITH TURTLE LATCH as is

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Seller: greenmimosa (2,985) 100%, Location: Sunol, California, Ships to: US, Item: 254539949761 This is an Antique Chinese Shanghai Chang Yin Kee Co. Wood Box with Turtle Latch in as is condition. Please read the listing carefully for details. The box has a mark on the bottom which is a bit hard to read, but I think it says "Shanghai Chang Yin Kee Co". The box is very decorative and is made of some kind of nice wood. The wooden box is accented with what appears to be decorative cut-out brass panels on the corners, hinges, sides, parts of the top lid, and latch. The decorative brass accents are nicely detailed with images of leaves, fish on the sides, and what appears to be birds on the bottom corners. The most interesting part of the box is the front brass latch which is in the shape of a turtle. The front brass turtle latch securely closes the box to keep the items protected and is composed of two parts. The first part of the turtle latch is on the top lid and is a fold over bar like closure that has the turtle's head at the bottom which snaps into a hole onto the bottom portion of the box. The bottom part of box has the second portion of the latch which is the turtle's body. The turtle's body moves up towards the top part of latch which is the turtle's head to complete and secure the closure. Please see all twelve photos. I tried my best to inspect this box with my magnifying glass. Although I am not a complete expert on these kinds of boxes, I will do my best to describe it's condition. The box has some bit of film, some gunk spots, and some dust from being handled and used, I leave it up to you if you want to gently clean it before displaying/using. The reason why this box is being sold in as is condition is because it has some flaws. The first flaw is that it is missing two rivets/screws on the back left brass hinge strap. Because the two rivets/screws on the left back brass hinge strap are missing, the upper portion of the left brass strap connected to the lid hinge is partially separated from the box which makes the top lid a little wobbly when opening it. Another flaw that I see is inside the box on the bottom portion there is a red glob of what appears to be red paint that measures about 5/8" by about 3/8" wide. There is also a small spot of red paint on the inside of the top lid that measures about 1/16" in diameter. I also see on the bottom portion of the box a small drilled round hole on the left side. The box has other flaws such as some surface scratches, some deep scratches, some scrapes, some small deep nicks, and some small surface nicks. The brass decorative accents also have some darkening, some light spots, some greying, and some minor areas where there are traces of what appears to be red paint. The top portion of the turtle latch is reddish in color and looks dark against the other brass accents. On the back right corner of the wooden box there are some scrape/ding marks that have scraped away some relatively small spots of the top surface wood layer. Oddly enough, even though the box has all these flaws, they do not distract too much from the overall look. (if you are not too picky). The overall look and design of the box counteract with these flaws. I think the flaws give character and a nice old world look to the box. The box measures about 3 1/2" high by about 6 3/4" wide by about 4 3/4" long. Overall it is a still a very nice and unique box! (if you are not too picky about the flaws mentioned and willing to buy it in as is condition). I tried my best to describe this box, but may have not covered everything imaginable. Photos may not show all the flaws mentioned in the listing. I do not know exactly how old this box is, but it does look antique. So, if you have any other questions about this Antique Chinese Shanghai Chang Yin Kee Co. Wood Box with Turtle Latch in as is condition please ask seller before bidding. Please no Buy It Now offers. **United States residents can only bid. Please no overseas third party bidders with United States addresses. *Please do not bargain on a lower sale price or shipping price, we try our best to be fair and comparable to what other sellers are charging. We give various pricing options for shipping. If a person places a bid, they agree with the shipping price. Seller not responsible for incorrect or incomplete shipping address. Seller's description of item condition is based on opinion and personal knowledge of the piece and is not intended to mislead bidder or suggest that the seller is an expert on the item. Serious bidders only. Seller has the right not to reply and the right to report to Ebay questions or messages they deem as offensive, rude, or against Ebay policies of conduct. Payment by PayPal. If buyer is buying more than one item please email seller first for a one time shipping fee. Payment must be received within 5 days of close of auction. Region of Origin: China, Primary Material: Wood, Color: Pink

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