This fine camphor wood and brass sea chest came to us from the descendant of a Danish sea captain named Johanssen, who was the original 19th century owner of the chest. Camphor wood is the wood most desired by both sailors and collectors as it is the most durable and does not rot. The wood has a nice grain throughout and the chest is reinforced with brass at the corners with a brass escutcheon. The ropework beckets feature excellent knotwork and are in good condition, as is the chest overall despite its obvious use at sea. A great maritime artifact.
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