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CHE-145 2L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 3L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 4L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 1L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 5L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 6L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 7L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 8L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 9L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-145 10L Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore

Anglo-Indian Camphor Suitcase

Mid 19th century

SGD 4,500

A British colonial suitcase in beautifully grained camphor wood, strengthened and simultaneously ornamented by brass mounts on the sides and all corners. The lid and sides are fitted with slats and brass nails, a small recessed handle and two luggage latches at the front. On the sides black leather carrying handles. The large interior is clean and can be used for storage. The camphor wood gives off a wonderful scent, which was intended to repel pests such as moths and woodworm from infesting the wood.
Camphor wood chests/suitcases were also widely used in the 19th and early 20th centuries as storage chests for seamen on their long voyages around the world.

 

South India
British colonial India
H: 36 cm W: 108 cm D: 67 cm
H: 14” W: 42 ½ D: 26 ½”

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