A good rustic example of an antique Indian Pitara Chest, This one is a natural coloured teak Pitara Chest, meaning Treasure Chest (or more literally ‘a box full of treasures’ in Hindi) and 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, and is iron bound, with an internal iron chain to hold the lid steady when open.These examples are from the early 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 (200+ years) 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, coffee tables etc, but also as general storage throughout the home. They are a good sized utility piece that can be usefully placed anywhere. 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