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Chests & Trunks

Chests, or trunks fulfil much the same storage function as cabinets in a Chinese household, and like cabinets, they come in a huge variety of sizes, some as big as a Queen size bed used primarily for  seasonal clothing and beddings,  others as small as a  card box held items from hair ornaments to documents.  According to the Chinese Ming dynasty dictionary, "All furniture with a bottom and lid that can be used for storage is called a chest"
 
Most popular chests  are  leather trunks.  Trunks can be made out of wood with a painted exterior or out of leather - pigskin, actually stretched over a thin wooden frame.  Some finished with a clear coat of lacquer, which protects the leather and enhances the patina.   Another example is the Chinese medicine chest which with  many drawers used for herbs and prepared Chinese medicines.

Items

Plain Red Lacquered Trunk
Item #: 10-106
$900.00
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Red Antique Leather Trunk
Item #: 37-016B
$850.00
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Beige Antique Leather Trunk
Item #: 37-037
$780.00
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Red Antique Leather Trunk
Item #: 37-016A
$780.00
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Black Lacquer Bedside Chest
Item #: 37-023
$750.00
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Camphor Wood Storage Box
Item #: 31-062
$750.00
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Antique Black Painted Chest
Item #: 24-097
$700.00
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Antique Chinese Carved Chest
Item #: 37-074
$680.00
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Antique Chinese Carved Chest
Item #: 38-101
$680.00
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Decorative Painted Chinese Trunk
Item #: 36-044
$680.00
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Red Painted Chinese Trunk
Item #: 37-013
$680.00
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Antique Mongolian Chest with Drawer
Item #: 72-011
$550.00
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Antique Gold Painted Black Chest with Drawer
Item #: 25-032
$495.00
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Black Lacquered Cube Chest
Item #: 88-01-B
$420.00
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Red Lacquered Cube Chest
Item #: 88-01-R
$420.00
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Red Rattan Top Cube Chest
Item #: 83-01-R
$400.00
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Black Lacquer Tall Box
Item #: 83-02-B
$360.00
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Decorative Mongolian Painted Carrying Chest
Item #: 72-006A
$360.00
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Pink Lacquered Wood Tall Box
Item #: 83-02-P
$360.00
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Red Lacquered Wood Tall Trunk
Item #: 83-02-R
$360.00
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Antique Chinese Painted Chest
Item #: 19-033B
$320.00
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Beige Wide Leather Trunk
Item #: 15-070
$320.00
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