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Lot 144: Chinese Carved Camphor Chest w/ Hong Kong stamp
22 October 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: Carved Chinese camphor wood chest with overall deep relief carved decoration of figures, horses, pagodas and flowering trees within a carved cherry blossom and Greek fret border, carved side panels with outdoor scenic decoration consisting of a boat and trees within a cherry blossom and fret border, carved "twin peach" handles and etched brass hardware, all resting on carved legs and paw feet. Hong Kong stamp on underside of lid reading "Kwong On, Hong Kong, 576 Shanghai St., Branch 13 Canton Rd.". 23"H x 41"W x 19 1/4"D. Early 20th century. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: Wear to lid, including scattered losses, age crack upper right corner and one small area of loss upper mid-right. Interior till box absent, hinged lid for box present. Overall general wear.