Featured Thoughts on a camphor chest...

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by StumptownJoe, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. StumptownJoe

    StumptownJoe Member

    This has been in my family and I would love to know more about it!
    Thank you!!

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  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    My father, a physician, was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the war (my mother and my young brother accompanied him). They purchased a similar, though somewhat more elaborate camphor chest at the PX. My understanding is that it was made in China. I have seen similar chests over the years since then. They seem to have been a popular export.
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That carving looks very much likesome on a jewelry box my dad got mom in Vietnam. That would make a great coffee table !
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ohhhh....veeeery nice !!!!!:happy::happy:
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    We used to get a lot of these Chinese camphor chests here as well, but few were as nice as this one.These glass topped ones were often used as coffee tables.
    It is missing its lock, which is often the case, so no real problem. But if you want the complete look, you can find a replacement on ebay, but make sure you get the right size. Look for 'Chinese brass lock'.
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  6. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    A lot of these came out of Singapore.
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