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Antique 19th Century Indian Dowry Chest

Antique 19th Century Indian Dowry Chest

Regular price $4,500.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $4,500.00 AUD
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A magnificent piece that carries with it a rich cultural and historical legacy, making it a unique addition to any collection or home.

This antique Indian dowry trunk is not just a piece of furniture; it is a piece of history that encapsulates the cultural heritage and craftsmanship of its origin. If you are a discerning collector or someone with an appreciation for unique and timeless pieces, this trunk is an opportunity to acquire a rare and exceptional item.

The chest has many features, including:


1. Wrought Iron Surround:  showcasing intricate detailing that adds to its overall charm. The craftsmanship of the wrought iron is not only a testament to the skill of the artisans but also serves as a visual delight.

2. Rosette Studs to Front: adds a touch of sophistication to its aesthetic. These carefully placed studs contribute to the overall design, creating a visual appeal that reflects the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

3. Heavy Bronze Lock Fittings: providing both functionality and a sense of authenticity. The durable bronze fittings not only enhance the security of the trunk but also contribute to its antique character.

4. Large dimensions: ensures that it can serve as a captivating focal point in any space while also offering ample storage capacity within.

'Damchiya' dowry chests were used as hope chests to store an Indian bride’s dowry and for storing clothes and other valuables after her wedding.

These are real show stoppers in contemporary homes and can be used in many ways, including as buffets, blanket boxes, dressers or simply a conversation piece in the living area, perhaps with a mirror sitting atop. 

This chest has wheels, however, they are not in 'modern' working condition. It is very heavy, adding to its substantial feel and authentic presence, but will require 2+ people to handle.

Please note: Does not include prop items.

138cm L x 83cm W x 94cm D.

Excellent condition. Only minor flaws, commensurate with its 100+ year old age.

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