Antique Chinese carved dark red cinnabar covered box. The cover, with slightly convex top, intricately carved with four figures (two standing and two seated) in garden landscape with architectural structures and tall hills in the background. The carved flower motif on the sides of the cover also appearing on the sides of the bottom. The underside of the bottom with a repeating, star pattern centering a rectangular reserve now missing a cartouche. The bottom and cover with metal rims. Late Qing to Early Republic. Condition is good with minor wear (see illustrations) restricted to the rims and corners - most notable on the corners of the underside and a bumped corner of the cover. One of our detailed illustrations shows cross sections of the carved layers of lacquer. Length, 5 1/16 inches (12.85 cm). Width, 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm). Height, 2 1/16 inches (5.24 cm).