Being offered for your consideration is this Antique Asian Small Trunk or Large Box with Stand. This antique piece quite possibly could be a one of a kind piece as we have never seen another like it or even similar in our research.It is constructed of solid wood which looks to be oak and is made with hand dovetailed construction. Because of the decorative metal wrap the dovetailing can only be viewed via the underside feet (see images). The trunk is completely wrapped or clad in decorative metal plaques and trim made of brass or bronze most likely the latter. The panels apparently depict the worship of Asian Gods or Kings and there are five to six different intricate scenes involved in the cladding. Each panel is framed with fine metal accenting or trim (see images). The interior of the trunk is cloth lined (see images) and there is a separate stand that was custom built for the piece in the recent past. The trunk is in exceptional antique condition with no visible repair work with the exception of some replacement of the small nails holding the plaques. There is a small spot on the back of the lid which looks to be a small indent (see images). All of is parts are present in good working condition and seem to be original as well.
It has its original finish intact which can be seen on the lid between the metal accents. The interior may have been recovered in the past however I doubt it as it looks to be very old as well.
This small trunk or large box measures 21 1/2" wide, 10 1/4" tall and 10 1/4 deep off its stand. The stand is in good vintage condition with some scratching and finish loss with strong and sturdy joints and no visible repair work.
On the stand the piece measures 20 1/4" tall, 22 1/4" wide and 10 3/4 deep. I have not been able to find a reference to this piece's use or origin and I believe it to be well over 100 years old. A striking addition sure to add interest to any collection or decor. We like happy customers so please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for checking us out! Your Virginia Pickers-Mike and Lisa. All of our items come from private estates filled with porcelain, pottery, glassware, artwork, furniture and more and we will be listing it daily so mark us on your favorites and stay tuned for more great items! Terms and Conditions Thank you for your interest in our items. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.Thank you again for your interest and good luck! The item "Finest RARE Asian Antique Trunk Box Stand Intricate Metal Wrap Hand Dovetailed" is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "mkettnern" and is located in Powhatan, Virginia.
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