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Antique Indian Dowry Chest

Stock No

KS7840

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2016
  • £595.00
  • €706 Euro
  • $755 US Dollar

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Item Description

A large teak metal-bound dowry chest from the North Indian area of Rajasthan. Pressed tin detail. Four wooden wheels. Lots of original detail and a well-worn patina. A decorative piece with lots of storage potential. Interior features an additional 'secret' cubby hole.

Dating from the mid-19th century, these chests would be given  by a bride's family to a prospective husband, usually containing all types of fabrics and silks, silver, and other monetary goods, to accompany their daughter!

Item Info

Seller Location

Cornwall, Cornwall

Item Dimensions

H: 85cm W: 119cm D: 57cm

Period

19th century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Cornwall, Cornwall

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1579 344647

+44 (0)7952 346678

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