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Antique Chinese Export Camphorwood Military Campaign Secretaire Chest

Antique Chinese Export Camphorwood Military Campaign Secretaire Chest

Code: 10999

Dimensions:

W: 105cm (41.3")H: 127cm (50")D: 48cm (18.9")

£6,450.00 Approx $8143.94, €7535.05, £6450
 

A wonderful example of a Chinese Export-Trade Camphorwood secretaire chest, beautiful solid timbers. Made in Canton, China, circa 1830. It has a warm, rich honey colour and exceptional swirling solid camphor sides where the top and bottom are cut from one piece. The chest never had carrying handles which implies it was custom-made to be packed in solid pine containers and transported directly home.A wonderful example of a military campaign Camphorwood secretaire chest, beautiful solid timbers. Made in Canton, China, circa 1830. It has a warm, rich honey colour and exceptional swirling solid camphor sides where the top and bottom are cut from one piece. The chest never had carrying handles which implies it was custom-made to be packed in solid pine containers and transported directly home.
All the brass straps are original and instead of being held in place by brass tacks the maker used hand made brass screws throughout. This is yet another example of why this chest is really the best example of a military campaign camphor wood chest we have seen in 35 years.
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