Antique 19th Century Zanzibar Chest in Teak Wood with Brass Overlay and Studs
Rare 19th century handcrafted Zanzibar blanket chest with brass metal overlay and brass studs throughout. The antique trunk is comprised of solid carved teak wood and features ornate brass interior hinges. The interior is also fitted with a candle box on the upper left corner. The chest is adorned with ornate brass metal corner plates and brass studs throughout, creating a series of geometric symbols and Moorish inspired patterns. The patterns on the top of the trunk are said to symbolize the Fountain of Youth. The chest features a hand-carved ebonized wood base and brass carrying handles. Exquisitely detailed with magnificent craftsmanship. Originally used for travels and often for the exports of good. Makes a great coffee table or accent piece or entryway chest.
Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)
Width: 38 in (96.52 cm)
Depth: 15.75 in (40.01 cm)
Style: Tribal (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Brass, Hardwood, Teak, Hand-Carved, Hand-Crafted
Place of Origin: Tanzania
Period : 1870-1879
Condition : Wear consistent with age and use. In great condition. Solid and stable with some signs of aging and wear consistent with age.
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