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    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Brass Bound Rosewood Chest From Kutch - 18th Century

    A01034

    £1,450

    An excellent example of a Kutchi chest from The Rann of Kutch on the west coast of India. Bound with brass and made from solid rosewood, it dates from the 18th century. The mix of styles found on this chest reflects the many influences exerted on India in the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries.

    The overall style and use of rosewood have parallels to the construction of the 'Zanzibar' chests constructed in Gujarat for the dhow trade ships. It's possible this could have been originally made for this purpose. The iron side lifting handles are traditional East India Company specifications and the drawer handles are Regency English handles. The front hasp has at some time been replaced. The heavily patinated brass on the front deposits tree of life designs, but is crudely cut. Dhow chests were used for transporting heavy luxury merchant goods across the Arabian Sea and these chests were often decorated by sailors to pass the time at sea. 

     

    The brass corners are classic indicators of the Kutchi style. Many of these chests found their ways to the homes of wealthy Indian merchants in Gujarat where they would have been used for storing valuables such as textiles, jewellery, and cash.


    This piece has a large central compartment complete with a candle box and chain to prevent the lid from falling fully open. Three drawers run along the bottom adding additional storage.


    Dimensions:


    108 x 58 x 53 (wxdxh cms)

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W108 x D58 x H53 cm


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    An excellent example of a Kutchi chest from The Rann of Kutch on the west coast of India. Bound with brass and made from solid rosewood, it dates from the 18th century. The mix of styles found on this chest reflects the many influences exerted on India in the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries.

    The overall style and use of rosewood have parallels to the construction of the 'Zanzibar' chests constructed in Gujarat for the dhow trade ships. It's possible this could have been originally made for this purpose. The iron side lifting handles are traditional East India Company specifications and the drawer handles are Regency English handles. The front hasp has at some time been replaced. The heavily patinated brass on the front deposits tree of life designs, but is crudely cut. Dhow chests were used for transporting heavy luxury merchant goods across the Arabian Sea and these chests were often decorated by sailors to pass the time at sea. 

     

    The brass corners are classic indicators of the Kutchi style. Many of these chests found their ways to the homes of wealthy Indian merchants in Gujarat where they would have been used for storing valuables such as textiles, jewellery, and cash.


    This piece has a large central compartment complete with a candle box and chain to prevent the lid from falling fully open. Three drawers run along the bottom adding additional storage.


    Dimensions:


    108 x 58 x 53 (wxdxh cms)

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

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    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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