early c19th chinese export brassbound and studded burgundy leathercovered camphor trunk

Early C19th Chinese export brass-bound and studded burgundy leather-covered camphor trunk .



Item Ref

ML 1703


Early Chinese export brass-bound and studded burgundy leather-covered camphor trunk .
Decorative China Trade camphor-wood travelling chest or trunk with aged and deeply patinated red/burgundy leather covering .
Brass-bound for strength and durability with dome-stud decoration. Fitted with heavy-gauge brass lifting/carrying handles to each end . The front with a decorative swagged stud design, fitted with a shaped Chinoiserie-style escutcheon plate and supplied with its original steel key . The hinged lid with central oblong re-entrant corner studded design , the front edge fitted with a ring handle. Constructed in highly-scented exotic camphor wood to deter moths and pests ,and in order to provide the contents protection from such deterioration .
In good original order with some marks , scuffs and dents to the metal-work and leather exterior commensurate with age, use and purpose. Minor losses to stud-work. Desirable decorative deep red hue , setting it apart from the usual black leather variety.
Would work well as a coffee table with useful storage.
H 16"
W 36"
D 17"
China c.1825
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 40 years ,M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Internal Ref: ML 1703


Height = 40 cm (16")
Width = 92 cm (36")
Depth = 44 cm (18")

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