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British Colonial Teakwood Index Card Cabinet

Early 20th century

An unusual Anglo-Indian or British colonial Index card cabinet in teakwood. It features twenty-four similar size drawers. Each drawer is fitted on the outside with the original brass pull cum brass label holder, while on the inside the original card file system is still in place. There is only one lock that opens or closes all drawers simultaneously. It is located in the middle of the top row of drawers. The chest rests on a base that stands on four square feet that are connected with an H-stretcher. In the past these cabinets were used in libraries, schools, government offices etc.

The cabinet is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The Burma teak wood that this piece has been made of has a warm color and an attractive, straight grain.

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British colonial India
H: 139 cm W: 78 cm D: 58 cm
H: 54½” W: 30½” D: 23”


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