Shou Lao with his attendant and walks along a path under a tree with red blossoms at left. Two boats paddle on the waters. A  four-storied pagoda is in the upper right corner and other buildings populate the coastline. Blue-green rocks and mountains comprise the landscape. The basket-weave sides display an endless wan (swastika) key multiplying auspicious sentiments 1,000 times. 
"Boxes with basketry panels were used for presentation of gifts and documents and for storge of various items during the late Ming. ... In the 17th century the round-shouldered box was gradually replaced by straight-sided ones." from "Chienese Decorative Arts: The Metropolitain Museum of Art"

Covered Box with Boating, Architectural, Landscape and Longevity Motifs


16th-17th century