Chinese black leather camphor wood trunk (c. 1830)

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China trade brass bound black leather covered camphor wood trunk. The top and case are framed by brass corner mounts and brass tacking with a reserve of brass tacking on the center of the lid. The case is fitted with heavy cast brass bail handles with rosette back plates and a brass escutcheon lock plate. The lock is the original after a European model. A faded paper label on the interior is attributed to the workshop of Ashie or Ashoe. (For reference, see: The China Trade by Carl Crossman)

Canton China, made for the Western trade, circa 1820-50.

Materials: Camphor Wood, Leather, Brass

Dimensions: 26" W x 12-1/2" D x 10" H

SKU: 1968

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