Black Lacquer Oval Keeper's Trunk

c. 1850
$2,780 USD SOLD
W: 27.0" D: 16.5" H: 18.5"
Northern Elmwood
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The beautifully carved bands around this 19th-century keeper's trunk from Northern China are rounded to mimic the iron that would traditionally bind a slatted washing tub. With its unusual oval form and partially removable lid, secured by a small brass lock, this finely-made trunk was likely used by a merchant to store and secure his keep. Coated in richly aged red and black lacquer, this trunk is a charming addition to the home as a side piece or coffee table.

Additional Dimensions:
Opening: 11"W x 14.75"D

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