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    Sale 5370

    Christie's Interiors

    11 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 342

    A CHINESE-EXPORT RED LEATHER TRUNK

    MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE-EXPORT RED LEATHER TRUNK
    MID 19TH CENTURY
    The brass studded sides painted with trailing flowers, the camphorwood lined interior with faded paper label
    12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high; 29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep


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    Quantities of decorated trunks were exported from China in 19th Century. See Carl Crossman, The China Trade, Antique Collector's 2004, page 245, plate 94.

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