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CHE-147 1L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 2L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 3L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 4L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 5L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 6L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 7L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 8L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 9L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 10L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore
CHE-147 11L Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest l The Past Perfect Collection l Singapore

Indo-Dutch Mahogany & Ebony Chest

Mid 19th century

SGD 8,500

An impressive Dutch colonial storage chest of solid plank construction in mahogany, the lid and side panels surrounded by an ebony edge. The front features an elaborate pierced brass escutcheon surrounded by five brass knobs, the original lock and large key present. The sides have beautifully cast bail lift handles. Inside there is a small document compartment and two solid brass hinges secure the lid to the back. The chest rests on trestles each with a large turned mahogany foot in the front.

People owned a number of chests. The many moves from post to post undertaken by the trading companies officials in the course of their careers made the chest an indispensable item of furniture in every household. They were mainly used for storage, but due to their striking appearance also served as a display of wealth by the owner.

The chest is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished  to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.

 

 

Malabar Coast
British colonial India
H: 81 cm W: 158 cm D: 66 cm
H: 32" W: 62" D: 26"

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