Antique Chinese Export Leather Trunk
Made of leather on camphor wood with brass corners and stud decoration.
Chinese, Early to mid 19th Century.
Height:47.5cm Width:97.5 Depth:46cm
The height makes this trunk very practical for use as a coffee table or at the end of bed for storage.
Many hundreds of Chinese Export Trunks were sold to the Europeans passing through the east or exported to the west for retail. The brass studs are both decorative and to add strength and the camphor would repel insects.
Often the trunks have a shield shaped escutcheon and a ring handle to lift the lid with carrying handles to the sides.