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I have a beautiful, ornately carved hope chest. (has dragons

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I have a beautiful, ornately carved hope chest. (has dragons on it) It is from Asia and is made of camphor wood. Has a very unique lock on it. In excellent condition and is over 100 years old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Annetta,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your carved camphor wood chest.

Could you very kindly attach a photo or two, as the artistic merit of the carving is such a large part of establishing a value for these chests.

Also, how big is it?

Many thanks,

Robert

PS. Once you have the photos in your computer (if you are using a smart phone camera, just email them to yourself) it's then a simple matter to attach them. Just click on the paperclip icon, located above the text box where you are typing to me. If there's no paperclip, click on the "Add files" tab.

If you get stuck go here for help.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have attached 5 photos of the hope chest. I looks like a boat with a passenger with dragons on the top.
It measures L32" x W15"x H14".
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for the photos, unfortunately only one attached (the one of the lid). Not sure why that happened.

Could you very kindly re-attach the others.

Many thanks,

Robert

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would like to know what Robert S found out about my carved hope chest?
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Annetta,

I do apologize, you must not have gotten my message.

Here's what I wrote on the 25th April:

Thanks so much for the photos, unfortunately only one attached (the one of the lid).

http://f01.justanswer.com.s3.amazonaws.com/1jySvVJr/SAM_0546.JPG

Not sure why that happened.

Could you very kindly re-attach the others.

Many thanks,

Robert

I was hoping to seeing the carving on the rest of the chest before giving you an answer. It sounds like you may have attached them, but they did not come through my end.

Best wishes,
Robert