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Fabulous Huge Camphorwood Chest

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Huge Camphorwood Chest by Sui Kee Chan, Carpenter Cabinet Maker of Queen's Road, Hong Kong. Beautifully made from excitingly grained camphorwood, each side crafted from a single plank, the corners joined by secret dovetailing. Brass corner straps all round finished flush to the surface and fixed with brass screws; fitted with the original pair of locks with a single key to pass both. 

To the underside of the lid is the maker's trade  label; Sui Kee Chan. Established in 1884 on the Queens Road, East Hong Kong, it states on the label they won a gold medal for furniture making at the London exhibition in 1886, awarded by Edward the Prince of Wales. Hong Kong circa 1890.

w:50 in x d:26 in x h: 23 in 

 

 

Item Code: 3908

£ 3650

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