Picnic basket made of wicker covered in black gum and lacquered. Three circular layers, with openwork decoration on the middle tray picked out in gold paint. Each layer consists of a circular tray, the bottom one having a long handle passing over the others and holding them in position. On each side of this handle near the top is a horizontal slit, through which a wooden bar may have slotted to keep the lid to the top layer in place. The top of the handle itself has a carrying handle made of metal on it. The bottom tray may have carried a pottery heating apparatus to keep the food in the other two trays hot.
Donated together with other Chinese specimens, collected by two Presbyterian medical missionaries, Drs. Lyal & Kiercross, in 1902.