Antique large Wedding Box

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    This Chinese antique wedding carrying box would have traditionally been used to carry a bridge's dowry when moving to her new husband's family home and/or to carry food to a wedding or other special event. The square hole in the center of the handle is where the carrying pole would have been inserted. Also, when the pole was inserted it acted as a locking mechanism-not allowing the sliding bars to move. The handle has pierced lattice work carvings at each end.