Indian chests and boxes come in an extraordinary variety of styles reflecting the many cultures that influenced India over centuries. Our genuine antique Indian chests offer a stylish alternative to your home storage needs. Normally constructed from Teak, Rosewood or Jackfruit wood, Indian chests & trunks were used for storing valuables such as textiles, jewellery & money that might be used as dowry for marriages. Every chest tells a loving story and each and every piece can be used as blanket boxes, storage boxes, coffee or side tables. This is a fine old teak wood example from the mid 19th century, with wonderful original iron metalwork and traces of a light blue paint. This Teak Storage Box is an old piece made by hand many years ago, with a beautiful patina which really shows its age and history, and there are some historic repairs and age related marks and wear and tear as you would expect. Please be sure to check all photos as these form part of the description.