Camphor wood trunk
Product Id
BEJ-08038
Description
Smooth wood colour large trunk. This trunk was made of camphor wood, a material that used by rich families in China to make their furniture, espeically that used for storage, because the smell of camphor reputedly drove away germs. This trunk was used for clothes storage or book storage in the past.
Dimensions
H43 x D93 x W58 cm
Material
campher wood
Origin
China Beijing
Age
circa 120 years
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Traditional Arts & Crafts
About woods Most hardwood trees grow in hot climates, especially in tropical areas.  Much of the hardwood found in Chinese furniture, then, was not native to China but was introduced to the country through trade.  It is not only the beauty of the wood that gives Chinese furniture its value, however.  It is treasured for the meticulous craftsmanship, joinery and design that went into the pieces, as well as its cultural significance.   In contrast, for example, new and old furniture pieces found in Vietnam and made of the world’s most valuable wood, Zitan, can be purchased Read more
Geography
Beijing formely called Peking in English, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the four municipalities of the PRC which as the status of a province in China’s administration system. Located in the north east of the country, Beijing Municipality borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south and for a small portion in the east. It borders Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.
The country’s second most populated city, after Shanghai, it is a major transportation hub and is recognised as the political, educational and cultural centre of China. Read more
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