Wooden carved chest that has a lid that opens

Jan 08, 2022. 21:41 UTC
Wooden carved chest that has a lid that opens
United States of America


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The wooden chest measures 31” across, 13 “ high and 14.5” deep. The type of wood is unknown. There are two hinges on the back, possibly brass, and a latch closure on the front also possibly brass. It was obtained in Asia in the 1930-40’s by an uncle.



My uncle, Albert Gillespie worked in Asia in the 1930’s and 40’s and brought many items of furniture for their home.

Answered within about 18 hours
Jan 09, 15:27 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Penny,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Chinese carved hardwood chest
late 19th/early 20th Century
The rectangular case with deep relief carving of figures in a landscape, with a hinged lid and brass latch. Stamped on the underside.
13 inches high, 31 inches wide, 14 1/2 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired in Asia and thence by inheritance
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Penny mangham Jan 09, 18:03 UTC

Does the buyer usually pay for shipping?

Delia Jan 09, 18:40 UTC

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