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Posted 1 year ago

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Tiana
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My Grandfather bought this trunk in San Francisco Chinatown in 1940. It is cedar lined inside. I have never seen boat carvings like this. Is it from China? Do you know how old it might be? Kind of wood? Authentic chinese lock and latches. Saw one similar photo of a trunk like this...
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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I'm sure we have somebody who help. Never had a real interest in Mid. E or Oriental stuff (Admire theirs skills,but), think I can safely say, E. of India & W. of Midway. LOL. I do have a real appreciation for Oriental carvings. Beautiful chest & welcome to CW.
  2. Tiana, 1 year ago
    Thank you! I hope someone will help. I have seen a lot of asian carvings, but never like this.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I'm waiting too. I've played with inlay, checkering & relief in wood, but always feel humbled when looking at pieces like this.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    It probably is from 1940, it is similar to coffee tables that were being carved around that time also. Possibly walnut. Very beautiful !~
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Tiana, told you. Phil is a top-feeder. We hope to go from here.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Here is one quite similar which says camphor wood :

    http://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/oriental_carved_camphor_wood_chest_/pd011a235
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Here is one quite similar which says camphor wood :

    http://www.antiques.com/classified/Antiques/Asian-Antiques/Antique-Chinese-Carved-Walnut-Chest

  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Comment 7 is a walnut wood.
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    What is the size of this piece, I see pieces that are chests and some are smaller jewelry chests ??
  10. Tiana, 1 year ago
    The size is:
    18"x38" wide, 18" high

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