Merchants Travel Chest
Shanxi, China, circa 1860
This lovely old merchants chest is made from 'Wutong' wood from the Chinese parasol tree. The original iron braces support the joins at the side and on the lid and the brass clasp on the front is also original. The red motifs on the front have Chinese symbols to denote trade and wealth and are still visible against the old black lacquer which has faded over the years.
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