Fabulous Huge Camphorwood Chest by Sui Kee Chan


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  • £3,650.00
  • €3,940 Euro
  • $4,655 US Dollar

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Fabulous Huge Camphorwood Chest by Sui Kee Chan

Huge Camphorwood Chest by Sui Kee Chan, Carpenter Cabinet Maker of Queen's Road, Hong Kong. Beautifully made from excitingly grained camphorwood, each side crafted from a single plank, the corners joined by secret dovetailing. Brass corner straps all round finished flush to the surface and fixed with brass screws; fitted with the original pair of locks with a single key to pass both.
To the underside of the lid is the maker's trade label; Sui Kee Chan. Established in 1884 on the Queens Road, East Hong Kong, it states on the label they won a gold medal for furniture making at the London exhibition in 1886, awarded by Edward the Prince of Wales. Hong Kong circa 1890.


  • H: 58cm (23in)
  • W: 127cm (50in)
  • D: 66cm (26in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

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