This is a finely carved Chinese camphorwood chest / blanket box with a stepped lid dating from circa 1920. The top and front are deeply carved with scenes depicting figures within classical Chinese landscapes including junks, pagodas, bridges, pine trees and other vegetation and buildings. As is typically the case the sides and back of the chest are more simply carved.
The chest stands on stepped bracket feet. Dimensions: 94cm wide x 46 cm deep x 52 cm high. Condition: The chest has been thoroughly cleaned, waxed and buffed. Overall it is in very good condition. There is a small shrinkage split on the top middle panel which is neither open nor obvious, a rather crude but effective repair to one of the back feet which would be hidden once against a wall or bed, and a small part of the brass latch is missing - the projecting pins which would have enabled the chest to be locked using a traditional Chinese padlock.
None of these minor flaws detract from this beautiful chest. Alternatively, you can organise your own courier or collect in person from the Tunbridge Wells area. The item "Finely carved Chinese camphorwood chest, excellent colour & condition, c.
1920" is in sale since Monday, May 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Chests". The seller is "123torr" and is located in Tunbridge Wells. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.