This is of significantly higher quality than most other camphorwood chests. The delightful carvings of fishing boats are finely executed in relief which requires twice the normal usage of timber. This would have been a luxury chest when first acquired in the 1930's and it is still a great statement piece today. Intricately inset carved shells act as lifting handles to the lid and ends. The finish is natural bees wax. Upon lifting the lid one is greeted with the unmistakable camphor wood smell. This is perhaps the Chinese take on Art Deco. It is both useful and beautiful. Coffee Table , Blanket Box , Etc. It is lighter in the flesh the photograph was taken when dark wax had just been applied giving a. The item "A Fine Camphor Box With Raised Carvings of Junks" is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Chests". The seller is "selectedpiecesuk" and is located in ARUNDEL, West Sussex. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.