Today we are offering a rare pig-skin covered Chinese travel trunk/chest in a diminutive size. Measures 13″ w x 6″ h x 7 1/4″ d. Pigskin surface is hand painted with domestic interior scenes featuring a couple, room, veranda and trees. There is wear to the painted surface and losses in areas. Decorative brass front plaque & hasp, decorative side bale handles. Skin is attached to the box with stitches along the edge of the lid. Interior is lined with blue fabric and marked “Made in China”. We are dating this piece to the early 20th century — probably 1920s. Please see detailed condition description above and take a look at all photos. A nice size and a lovely addition to your Asiana collection!
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