Inside of the frame is a flat panel with a large old metal butterfly design back-plate with a small drop pull hardware in the center. The flat panel is painted black with relief carved designs of branches, fruit and a bird that are painted gold.There is also a painted gold. There is also a narrow carved band around the perimeter of the black that shows some signs of worn gold paint.
As can be seen in the photos the front has some slight warping. Originally the front lid had a locking device that secured the front in place.This locking mechanism has been removed. The rest of the wood case is simple construction and finished in a warm brown stain.
The handles on the sides have had the drop part replaced which required the relocation of the bottom metal bumpers. Currently the front just sits in place with no securing hardware, but small catches or magnet could easily be added. This Small antique chest can be used as a bookcase or even a small unusual coffee table.Removable Carved Front Antique Chinese Trunk Specifications. Approx Size: 30-3/4" Wide, 20" Deep, 14-1/4 Tall. The item "Antique Chinese Trunk 31 X 14 Tall, Butterfly Hardware Painted & Carved Front" is in sale since Saturday, October 1, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Chests". The seller is "asian_country_antique_furniture" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States.