I have had so many compliments on it. The top and front are deeply relief carved with scenes of cherry blossom flowers and trees, oriental structures and people walking.
Small split in the side, which is consistent with age (last photo). This inside of the trunk is in immaculate condition.
Estate a few years ago. I really wish I had more information for you about this piece. I have not been able to find anything similar anywhere online.
The cherry blossom symbolizes the fragility and the beauty of life in Japan and love and passion in China. What a wonderful gift this beyond rare chest would have been for a loved ones. The item "Rare Design- Vintage Oriental Carved Camphor Wood Cylindrical Chest/Trunk" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\Post-1950". The seller is "lifewestof5" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States.