02-23-200302-23-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2144Boston
February 23, 2003 11:00 AMCalender
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Camphorwood Chest

$1,998$1,700
Auction: Sale #2144 - 2144Location: BostonDate / Time: February 23, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Camphorwood Chest, China, c. 1830, the brass-bound hinged top includes a central brass plaque inscribed "Kinsman" and opens to an interior fitted with two removable square compartments above a cavity, brass-bound case includes brass carrying handles, original finish, (minor surface imperfections),ht. 17, wd. 36, dp. 19 3/8 in.

Provenance: Family descent from sea captain Nathaniel Kinsman, of Salem, Massachusetts who was involved in the China trade, see lot 60.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

China, Nathaniel Kinsman, Massachusetts, sea captain , Salem