Antique Floral Trunk
Gansu, circa 1920
This attractive old trunk is in its original black lacquer finish with simple paintings of peony flowers and foliage. Once in more vibrant shades, the colours have faded and worn to more muted tones of creams and greens. The peony is a symbol for high rank and status in China, and is often seen on Chinese furniture to symbolise the importance of the owner. The brass hardware is still intact and would have allowed the trunk to be locked to secure the owner's person effects and possessions. Perfect for extra storage in a bedroom or living room, it would look great as a feature on top of a wardrobe or as a handy side table next to a sofa in a living room.
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