I will need to see this one. Please add a photo of the piece and any marks on the bottom. You can do this by using the paper clip icon or the ADD FILES button. These features work best on a desktop computer.
Your photo is dark, I am wondering about the color. Is it brown or is it a dark red?
This is a Qing period (circa 1912) carved laquer cinnabar decorative plate. Cinnabar can range from red to reddish brown like yours. There was once a brass plate on the back that held the "Qing period made" mark in Chinese. This cinnabar laquered plate has a value of $300.00 us dollars.
That is what I thought. Definitely cinnabar.
Cinnabar, also known as Chinese Lacquer, is a famous Chinese handicraft. Traditionally, cinnabar items were created by painting multiple layers of lacquer onto an item, letting the item dry between each coat, and then carving the resulting layers of lacquer into beautiful patterns. Cinnabar gets its name from the red mineral cinnabar (mercury sulfide) that was used to give the distinctive red color to the lacquer used in the process.