Early 19th Century Leather Camphorwood Trunk. A lovely quality leather bound and brass studded camphorwood trunk circa 1800's. This trunk still retains the owners name painted in white to the top. The inside is nice and clean with small opening to the base of the trunk which is quite normal and when opened has the lovely smell of the camphorwood which was used by the Chinese as the oils in the wood repel moths and insects therefore keeping you clothes and linen fresh and intact. The trunk is of very good proportions being over a meter long and retains is original hand dyed leather hide from the 1800's along with its carrying handles to each end. In good condition having been nourished and waxed this trunk has been raised on later wooden feet and with a great colour and bundles of character will be the talking piece of any home.
Now in the second generation, Loveday antiques is run by Alexander Loveday. The name Loveday has been synonymous throughout the Antiques Trade, Interior Designers and the general public for over 40 years. Alexander Loveday's passion for antiques was founded from an early age, his father David Loveday was one of the first Antique Dealers in the Antiques quarters of Islington, London. From achieving success and a good reputation within the industry, he founded a second showroom in the Kings Road Chelsea. This led Alexander, working alongside his father, to start his own business at the age of 20 and to bring his own personal style and attention to quality into the collection we have today. The stock represents an interesting and stylish mix of not only Antique furniture but Art Deco and contemporary 1970's furniture from around the world infused with some exquisite pieces of British Modern Artwork which gives the showroom a distinct and very unique feel.
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