Antique Asian Chinese Victorian Camphor Wood Campaign Chest / Trunk / Ottoman / Coffee Table (Circa 1870)

GBP 1,149.00

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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor chest, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and original working twin-locks & key, circa 1870, in excellent original condition.

Summary:
• Item: Camphor Chest
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: Asia / China
• Wood: Camphor Wood
• Width: 101.3cm / 39⅞” / 3ft 3⅞”
• Hand-dovetail construction
• Original cast brass banding to front, sides and rear
• Original brass handle to lid
• Original square brass key escutcheons
• Original working twin-locks & working keys
• Original brass carrying handles
• Original bracket feet
• Clean interior
• Original internal candle box
• Lovely rustic original colour & patination
• No missing parts / brass work
• Excellent original condition
• Ideal as a coffee table or ottoman
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period

Description:
This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor chest, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and original working twin-locks & key, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. Measuring 3ft 3⅞” wide, the camphor wood trunk is constructed with hand-dovetail joints, which incorporate the original cast brass strapwork and studs to the corners, front, sides and rear, as well as the original locking latch to the lid. The lid also retains its original central brass rectangular plaque and recessed brass handle along with the original twin-working locks (with keys). The Victorian camphor chest would have originally been used to secure valuables from theft whilst in transit – there are old travel labels visible on side referring to “Bombay / London”. The interior of the camphor wood trunk comprises a single-plank top and floor and is in good clean condition. On the right-hand side is the original internal candle box, with hinged lid. A brass chain secures the lid whilst the trunk is open. The sides of the box retain the original brass carrying handles. The chest is raised on small bracket feet. The Victorian camphor chest would make an ideal coffee table, TV stand, or ottoman at the foot of the bed.

Camphor was the wood of choice for travelling trunks, this is because of its naturally sweet-smelling qualities which make perfect storage for traditional luxuries such as silk, tea, and fine bone china. The sweet smell of the wood also repelled insects from the contents of the trunk; especially moths. Source: https://www.prickettandellis.com/period-features-camphor-chests/

This Victorian camphor chest would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom for clothes storage, or coffee table in the living room. This camphor wood trunk would certainly grace either a contemporary or traditional setting and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.

Condition Report:
This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor chest, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and original working twin-locks & keys, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior, top and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos). The brass supporting chain, which hold the lid upright when open, is in excellent condition. The camphor wood trunk has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The camphor wood trunk therefore boasts a stunning colour and patination. There are no missing sections or brass work, studs. The camphor wood trunk retains its original twin-working locks, with working keys, brass strapwork and original brass handles. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. This camphor wood trunk is solid in joint and ready to use.

Dimensions:
Height = 33.7cm / 13¼” / 1ft 1¼”
Width (Trunk) = 101.3cm / 39⅞” / 3ft 3⅞”
Width (Inc. Handles) = 104cm / 41” / 3ft 5”
Depth = 55.5cm / 21⅞” / 1ft 9⅞”

Price:
The price for this item is £1,150, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Customer Service:
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit

Further Information:
For more information or photographs please email or call us.

Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567

Customers outside the UK should call:

Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567

Email: [email protected]

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit; therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 45 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically antique four poster beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English antique furniture, art and fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This is a fine quality antique Asian / Chinese Victorian camphor chest, complete with the original cast brass strapwork, handles and original working twin-locks & keys, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior, top and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos). The brass supporting chain, which hold the lid upright when open, is in excellent condition. The camphor wood trunk has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The camphor wood trunk therefore boasts a stunning colour and patination. There are no missing sections or brass work, studs. The camphor wood trunk retains its original twin-working locks, with working keys, brass strapwork and original brass handles. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. This camphor wood trunk is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
Kelsall
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Cheshire
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