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Camphor Export Trunk


Category: Campaign Furniture

Subcategory: Trunks

A large Chinese Export, brass bound camphor wood Trunk.

A vast quantity of trunks were made in the Chinese ports for Westerners travelling through. They came in a variety of sizes and you also had the option of camphor wood covered in leather. The rich smell of the wood was a good deterrent to bugs. This trunk can be considered large and it has 3 hinges to support the lid to the top and 2 folding brass stays to keep it open. A good size for the end of the bed or as a coffee table. Mid 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 56cm x W 114.5cm x D 55cm
    H 22" x W 45" x D 21½"

  • Period: Mid 19th Century
  • Medium: Camphor Wood
  • Style: Chinese Export
  • Exhibition: Clear The Decks
  • Reference Number: 82079