What is a Chinese camphor box?
I decided to look into what the heck camphor chests were used for. In the 18th and 19th centuries, camphor chests were used to carry tea, silks and porcelain from China to European destinations, mainly London, and also to America. Women saw the beauty of the chests and displayed them in living rooms.
How to care for camphor wood chest?
How do you clean camphor chest?
- Wipe the camphor wood surface with a dry, microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt sitting on the surface.
- Wear away minor scratches with fine-grit sandpaper.
- Wood soap cleans camphor wood without removing moisture.
Is camphor a wood?
Camphor laurel yields a rich honey-coloured hardwood timber with a fresh camphor smell perfect for cutting boards, furniture and cabinetry. It is now categorised as a weed and can easily be identified by its glossy, waxy leaves that smell strongly of camphor when crushed.
Is it safe to burn camphor wood?
The Camphor tree is an evergreen. They burn quickly because of the sap. It is OK to burn this in your fireplace as long as the chimney liner is not laden with creosote. The Camphor will burn quick & hot and is capable of igniting creosote build up.
How can you tell camphor wood?
It is now categorised as a weed and can easily be identified by its glossy, waxy leaves that smell strongly of camphor when crushed. Nevertheless, camphor laurel timber is excellent for creating fine furniture. Its heartwood varies widely in colour from pale to mid brown and is often streaked with darker brown or red.
How big is a Chinese camphor carved box?
VINTAGE CHINESE CAMPHOR ORIENTAL CARVED WOOD BOX 16”x9”x10”. Good Condition Beautiful Chinese Chest!!! Chinese Camphor Chest. (Hand Made Hand Carved)
What did Chinese people store in camphor chests?
Prior to the sea trade, Chinese families used camphor chests to store everything from blankets, clothes and linen to food and personal papers. Chests were often stacked one on top of the other to save space. Sometimes the chests were made of plain, solid camphor wood but, more often, ornate Chinese carvings of dragons,…
When did my grandmother bring back a camphor chest?
I presume she brought it back with her in 1940 from the Philippines where my grandfather served in the US military. “The commonest type of carved chest brought back to Britain from the Far East by military personnel etc was the camphor wood sort.
Where is the key on a camphor chest?
Some camphor chests have the key taped to the back of the chest or underneath. Have a look. If not, not sure: maybe someone knows? The lock contains the key .press each end of the lock with a blunt knife. Until the key pops out Did you ever find a key?? I have one! Perhaps I can take a photo of it for you. It is pretty easy to copy!
How big is a Chinese camphor trunk box?
OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE GLASS SHOWCASE CARVED CHINESE CAMPHOR TRUNK, 4′ LONG! VINTAGE CHINESE CAMPHOR ORIENTAL CARVED WOOD BOX 16”x9”x10”.
How long does it take for Chinese blankets to ship?
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What kind of blankets are in Chinese on Amazon?
Lunarable Asian Coverlet Set Queen Size, Chinese Painting Style Mountain Range View Trees Majestic Nature Sketchy Illustration, 3 Piece Decorative Quilted Bedspread Set with 2 Pillow Shams, Black Grey . Only 8 left in stock – order soon.
What kind of chest is made of camphor?
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