• Item: Camphor Wood Trunk
• Circa: 1880
• Provenance: Asia / China
• Wood: Camphor Wood
• 3ft 3” wide
• Original cast brass banding to front, sides and rear
• Original lid hasp
• Original diamond shape inlaid key escutcheon
• Original working lock & working key
• Original steel carrying handles
• Original bracket feet
• Lovely rustic original colour & patination
• No missing parts / brass work
• Excellent original condition
• Ideal as a coffee table or ottoman
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor wood trunk, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and working lock & key, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Measuring 3ft 3” wide, the camphor wood trunk incorporates the original cast brass strapwork and studs to the corners, front, sides and rear, as well as the original locking latches to the lid. The lid also retains its original hasp and original working lock (with key) that further secure the lid which would have been used to protect valuables from theft whilst in transit. The interior of the camphor wood trunk comprises a single-plank top and floor. The sides of the box retain the original steel carrying handles. The chest is raised on small bracket feet. The camphor wood trunk would make an ideal coffee table, TV stand, or ottoman at the foot of the bed.
Camphor was the wood of choice for travelling trunks, this is because of its naturally sweet-smelling qualities which make perfect storage for traditional luxuries such as silk, tea, and fine china. The sweet smell of the wood also repelled insects from the contents of the trunk; especially moths. Source: https://www.prickettandellis.com/period-features-camphor-chests/
This camphor wood trunk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom for clothes storage, or coffee table in the living room. This camphor wood trunk would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.
This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor wood trunk, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and working lock & key, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior, top and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos). The leather supporting straps, which hold the lid upright when open, are in excellent condition. The camphor wood trunk has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The camphor wood trunk therefore boasts a stunning colour and patination. There are no missing sections or brass work, studs. The camphor wood trunk retains its original working lock and hasp, with working key. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. This camphor wood trunk is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 41cm / 16⅛” / 1ft 4⅛”
Width = 99.2cm / 39” / 3ft 3”
Depth = 54cm / 21¼” / 1ft 9¼”
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