A fine example of an antique Indian Pitara Chest, which whilst looking much like a Campaign Chest, and made from teak wood and beautifully bound with original brass fittings throughout, can be differentiated by the internal fittings and compartments, which dont occur in the Military versions. This one comes with 3 brass escutcheons on the front, and is a natural coloured teak Pitara Chest, meaning Treasure Chest (or more literally ‘a box full of treasures’ in Hindi) was used to store a families treasures – from jewellery, manuscripts and silks to family heirlooms, and often containing secret compartments. Most of our pieces are from Rajasthan & Gujarat in western India. It comes with two strong handles.These are mostly from the late nineteenth century, made from teak hardwood and make for a beautiful yet useful antique piece. All of our Chests are original antiques, sometimes with some minor restoration required to ensure the Chest reaches you in original but fully functional solid condition.This Chest is an old piece and there are some historic repairs and age related marks and wear and tear as you would expect. Today the Chests are used to store magazines etc, but also as general storage and even jewellery boxes. They are a good sized utility piece that can be usefully placed anywhere in the home. This is a unique one of piece which was made by hand many years ago and has stunning detailing, and a lovely patina which really shows its age and history. Please be sure to check all photos as these form part of the description.
Dimensions: Length 79 x Width 42 x Height 42cm