Vintage Chinese Carved Camphor Wood Trunk Coffer C1950

Vintage Chinese Carved Camphor Wood Trunk Coffer C1950


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This is a stunning Vintage Chinese camphor wood trunk, circa 1950 in date. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design and it will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection.

Elaborately detailed, the trunk has been crafted from camphor wood and features exquisite  carved relief decoration showing scenes typical of Chinese life in the past.

A lot of intricate detailing has gone into the creation of this beautiful trunk, note the wonderful  floral decoration which has been accomplished by hand carving the camphor wood.

Camphorwood was used in the manufacture of travelling trunks as the wonderful scent given off by the wood discouraged insects, and kept them away.



This gorgeous Vintage trunk is in extremely good condition and has been well cared fo,  please see photographs to confirm condition.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 57 x Width 105 x Depth 52

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20-30 metres tall. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring it produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers. It produces clusters of black berry-like fruit around 1cm in diameter. It has a pale bark that is very rough and fissured vertically.

Cinnamomum camphora is native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and has been introduced to many other countries.


W105.0 x H57.0 x D52.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Mid 20th Century




VAT status

Seller is VAT registered


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