mid c18th dutch east indies colonial brassmounted padauk coffer or strongbox

Mid C18th Dutch East Indies colonial brass-mounted padauk coffer or strong-box .


| $1,420 USD | €1,291 EUR

Item Ref

ML 226


Mid C18th Dutch East Indies colonial brass-mounted padauk coffer or strong-box .
Raised on large turned ball feet to the front with shaped bracket feet to the rear. The lid mounted with dome-top studs , the front with a large pierced gilded-brass escutcheon together with the original key . The base with a heavily-moulded surround. .
The ends fitted with heavy quality gilded-brass carrying-handles with elaborate pierced back-plates.
The cleated edge lid opening to reveal strap hinges to the underside , with a plain void interior. Fitted with the original lock and working key .
A highly decorative chest of smaller scale and proportions, designed to be highly potable and probably to transport money and valuables.
In excellent original condition with a rich colour and patina.
Manufactured in the Dutch colonies of the East Indies known as Batavia . These ornate and decorative portable chests or strong-boxes were prized possessions and status symbols used by officers and officials of the Dutch colonists or V.O.C .(“Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie”).
H 20”
W 34”
D 17”
Batavia , Indonesia c.1750
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Internal Ref: ML 226


Height = 50 cm (20")
Width = 85 cm (34")
Depth = 42 cm (17")

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