• #13698 Antique Hand-Painted Red Lacquer Leather Trunk with Large Old Fitting

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    (清代描金樟木紅漆箱) This 19th century antique gilt painted wooden storage trunk, possibly from Fujian area, is made of camphor wood (樟木). Part of the gilt color is painted on polished built layers of black color lacquer that is almost similar to Duei-Qi (堆漆, Piled-Lacquer) , though not terribly thick, over the thinly applied dark-brownish red color (over the brighter red) that is an overall back ground color for the trunk to present a rich combination of colors and textures for the painting. The theme of the painting on the trunk includes a duck resting peacefully under a large lotus plant with huge leaves, lotus flowers, and a lotus seed pod on the left. The right side includes large peony flowers, a small pomegranate flower bud, and a couple butterflies flying above. This lovely antique southern Chinese painted trunk has an exceptional hand-forged thick brass locking plate set with beautiful patina from time. There are also brass handles on the two sides of the trunk for carrying. This trunk is approximately 27” L x 17.25” W x 12” H.

  • #14641 Antique Chinese Gilt Painted Red Lacquer Wedding Wood Trunk (Clearance)

    Wooden and Leather Trunk Chinese Furiture ...

    950.00

    350.00

    This antique Southern Chinese wedding wooden trunk has beautiful original gilt painting with various floral motifs, butterfly, and coin design all painted very delicately over the original red lacquer. Replaced fitting with some repairs on the lacquer on front. This trunk is part of a bride's dowry for everyday use to store clothing and personal items. Dimensions: 30 1/2"w x 20"d x 9"h

  • #15033 Antique Bamboo Woven Suitcase

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

    520.00

    420.00

    Good antique bamboo woven suitcase with iron fitting; early 20th century Dimensions: 22"L x 13 3/4"W x 6 3/4" H

  • #14942 Unusual Antique Red Lacquer and Gilt Wedding Trunk

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    Antique carved red lacquer wedding wooden trunk with rare elaborate gilt floral and bird design: French Polish finish. As is. Dimensions: 26 1/8"w x 16"d x 11 3/8"h

  • #13390 Small and Large Unique Old Bamboo Woven Rattan Suitcases

    Wooden and Leather Trunk Decorative & Collectibles Chinese Furiture ...

    520.00

    275.00

    Small and large old bamboo woven rattan suitcase with new cloth lined inside. These unique and uncommon suitcases came from the Jiangzhe area where the bamboo art thrived at old days. Small suitcase: Original price $520 Special $275 Large suitcase: Original price $750 Special $300 Dimensions: 20"w x 11"d x 6"h (Small) Dimensions: 25.5"w x 14.25"d x 7.25"h (Large)

  • #14574 Unusual Antique Wooden Traveling Book Chest with Iron FItting and Bamboo Rim

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    This unusual antique Yu wood storage chest has an unusual bamboo rim at the front of the lid which suggests that the piece came from northern China, possibly Shanxi province. It also has unusual old long iron bar with three loops, with lower handles on the side as well as iron loops on the side and the back of the chest for ropes. These fittings of their positions and functions suggest that this piece might have been made for easy traveling and could either be part of a pair or a piece fitted to a bottom piece of another furniture piece. The iron fitting also suggests this storage chest came from the more inland area in northern China. This chest has the original dark lacquer. With its compact size, this piece is great for carrying around in the house and makes a nice daily companion. It is truly an unique piece. Dimensions: 24"w x 14"d x 12"h

  • #6471 Antique Red Lacquer Pigskin Trunk with Old Fitting

    Wooden and Leather Trunk Trunks ...

    900.00

    420.00

    This antique red pigskin trunk has the original old red lacquer made of organic mineral color pigment. It also has an extra large size etched old brass fittings. Inside is lined with the original indigo color gauze cloth inside. It comes with etched old brass plates. Late 19th to early 20th century. Minor color chipped-offs.

  • #13003 Antique Bamboo Woven Chest with Dome Shaped Lid

    Wooden and Leather Trunk Decorative & Collectibles Trunks Decorative and Collectible ...

    850.00

    365.00

    Good antique large size bamboo-woven chest with dome shaped lid and large size fancy old brass fittings; early 20th century. As is. Dimensions: 20"w x 14 1/2"h

  • #4294 Double-Fat Style Woven Bamboo Suitcase

    Wooden and Leather Trunk Decorative & Collectibles ...

    240.00

    150.00

    This graceful bamboo woven suitcase has an elegant dome shape and is woven with calligraphy pattern. Such suitcase was used to store clothings. In modern home, one can place it anywhere in the house-on top of a wardrobe, underneath a table, above a shelf, or even just in the middle of a room! Age: 70-120 years old. Finish: Shellac Finish Dimensions: 21.75" x 16.5" x 9.5"

  • #1483 Very Rare 20th Century Vintage Coco-Fiber Woven Suitcase

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    Coco-fiber plays an integral female role in antique Chinese furnishing, mainly, as the underneath supports for the soft rattan seats in older style Chinese beds, chairs, and benches. Woven together with an incredible weight-bearing net, these fibers sustained more weight-bearing than they visually seemed able to. In found older Chinese furniture pieces with a rattan seat, sometimes one finds a completely broken rattan seat with a perfectly still strong and usable woven coco-fiber net underneath. There are few old Chinese objects made of woven coco-fiber can be found other than objects mentioned above. The patterns on this suitcase include woven calligraphy that is either the name of the owner of this suitcase or a geographical name that suggests where this trunk/suitcase might have come from. Age: 70-100 years old. Finish: Natural Dimensions: 32.5" x 19.75" x 13"

  • #6562 Antique Leather Trunk with Excellent Old Brass Plates

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    Rare antique pigskin leather trunk with exceptional large size old brass plates and original red-brown lacquer made of organic mineral color pigment. Trunk is 100-150 years old. Please note the beautiful patina on the huge size hand-forged thick old brass plates. Old leather suitcase that has double impressive large lockable brass plates like this one is rare. Dimensions: 31 1/2" L x 21 1/4" W x 14 7/8" H (Trunk without the stand. Stand is not available.)

  • #8457 Ex-Large Wood Trunk with Thick Black Lacquer

    Wooden and Leather Trunk

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    This beautiful large trunk from the North has an original thick black lacquer and rare large size old brass plates carved in Ru-Yi (To-Your-Wish) pattern; 150-250 years old. Old Chinese trunks like this one with massive size old brass plates and very thick original black lacquer are rare. Some of this type of older Northern trunks, especially the ones from the late Ming to Early Ching Dynasty are sometimes joined at at all sides with tiny little wood pegs that are thinner than .2 cm and sometimes infused with the same thin size metal pegs among the wood pegs. This intricate locking joinery system allows the trunk the best ever secured structure that never falls apart on the joined corners. Dimensions: 36"w x 23 1/2"d x 25"h.

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