Your antique carved chest could sit where the larger chest is now, in the middle of the living and dining room wall. not much needed here, a large print or modern art piece, a lamp and whatever else you would like. Books even!
http://www.pinterest.com/joliesarts ∗ »☆Elysian-Interiors ♕Simply divine #Interiordesign ~ Chinese & Asian style Interiors ~ Christopher Noto by fabien lemaire, via Behance. Chinese antique screen wall hanging. #Asian #interior