Camphor Blanket Chest
Hebei, circa 1900
Camphor chests like this one were very popular in China for storing clothes and personal possessions either in the home or when travelling. Camphor has a lovely, golden brown hue when worked, with an attractive grain and a distinctive aroma that acts as a natural repellent to insects. This one was produced in Hebei province near Beijing around a hundred years ago, made with heavy dovetail joints and shallow feet to keep it off the floor. The brass clasp on the front is a new replacement for the original hardware. Great for storage in a bedroom, the trunk is also a good size to double as a coffee table.
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