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L Yen & Company appeared in the Wises Directories at 192 Lambton Quay between 1935 and 1949.[1][2]

This company, owned and operated by Lily Yen, imported "the most comprehensive range of Chinese silk and linen embroideries, camphorwood and teakwood furniture, Mah Jong sets and all Chinese novelties."[1]

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L Yen & Company stamp

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Details of a camphor wood chest from L Yen & Company

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Details of a camphor wood chest from L Yen & Company

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Details of a camphor wood chest from L Yen & Company

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Details of a camphor wood chest from L Yen & Company


  1. 1.0 1.1 National Library of New Zealand. L Yen & Company :Mah Jong scorer. L Yen & Company, Chinese importers, 192 Lambton Quay, Wellington, N.Z. [1935-1949]. Retrieved 26 March 2018, from https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22549618
  2. Author's note: it is possible that this business closed in 1949 due to trade restrictions following the proclamation of the People's Republic of China.

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