Painted Black Lacquer Trunk
Shanxi, circa 1890
The once vivid paintings of flowers on the front of this old chest have now worn and faded to subtle creams and oranges, giving a soft, aged look that is full of character. The black lacquer finish has also worn in parts, showing the natural wood beneath. The trunk is made from 'wutong' wood - also referred to as 'phoenix tree wood' as the trees were thought to be favoured by the phoenix for resting. A simple blackened metal clasp is fitted at the front to secure the lid. Great for hiding away clutter, the trunk is a good size to be used as a side table next to a bed or sofa.
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