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1820s Solid Teak Wood Dowry Chest from Central India


A somewhat modified teak wood dowry chest from a wealthy landlord’s home in central India. The chest is reinforced with iron bars. It retains the original mechanical (not working) lock and the lifting handles. All metal works are hand-forged. The original lock indicates that the lock was probably imported from Portugal. A rare gem for collectors. It will blend with most country home decors. Measure: Width 54.5", depth29.5" and height 19".


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 19 in. x W 54.5 in. x D 29.5 in.

    H 48.26 cm x W 138.43 cm x D 74.93 cm

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    Houston, TX
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