c19th indian colonial brassbound teak scribe's casket or strongbox

C19th Indian colonial brass-bound teak scribe's casket or strong-box.



Item Ref

MLBS 157


C19th Indian colonial brass-bound teak scribe's casket or strong-box. Heavily brass-mounted writing or valuables chest with fitted and compartmentalised interior with lift-out centre section to inner well. The pierced brass strap-work corners of Portuguese colonial design , the interior of the lid with large decorative brass hinges and dome-studded exterior. Decorative studded decoration with pierced sheet brass panel designs. The ends fitted with carrying handles . Lacks key.
Chests of this type were produced throughout the C18th and C19th centuries by the countries of the Indian Ocean , taking their design influences from both Africa and the colonising and trading countries of Holland and Portugal . Often generically called 'Zanzibar' or 'Arab' chests.
W 22"
D 15"
H 10"
India c.1860
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Internal Ref: MLBS 157


Height = 25.4001 cm (10")
Width = 55.8801 cm (22")
Depth = 38.1001 cm (15")

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