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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. 

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    Brass Bound Burmese Teak Military Chest - 19th Century

    SKU:A00926

    £1,250

    This 19th century Burmese chest is made to British military standards from the 19th century. Also called a Burmese campaign chest, these were Burmese copies of the Anglo-Indian Military chests which were originally used by officers of the British Indian Army to carry their kit and personal possessions whilst on tour. There was a British presence in Burma in the 19th century so it is likely this was made for someone stationed in Burma. 

     

    It is crafted from beautiful Burmese teak wood which is more highly valued than Indian teak. The top and front are both made from single planks of teak. This particular piece has developed a wonderful patina from constant use over the past 100 years. There is a compartment in the lid used for storing important documents and paper. The interior candle box would have been used for storing candles. Two lid stops on the back of the chest prevent the lid from falling open completely. An old sticker and painted swastica (a religious symbol in Hindu & Burmese culture) can be seen on the inside of the lid, hinting at the long and varied life this piece has had.  


    These chests had to withstand a lot of punishment in transit, they were exceptionally well made. Better quality pieces have recessed brass like this one. 

     

    Dimensions:

    114 x 65 x 64 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From Burma

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
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    Dimensions: W114 x D65 x H64 cm


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    This 19th century Burmese chest is made to British military standards from the 19th century. Also called a Burmese campaign chest, these were Burmese copies of the Anglo-Indian Military chests which were originally used by officers of the British Indian Army to carry their kit and personal possessions whilst on tour. There was a British presence in Burma in the 19th century so it is likely this was made for someone stationed in Burma. 

     

    It is crafted from beautiful Burmese teak wood which is more highly valued than Indian teak. The top and front are both made from single planks of teak. This particular piece has developed a wonderful patina from constant use over the past 100 years. There is a compartment in the lid used for storing important documents and paper. The interior candle box would have been used for storing candles. Two lid stops on the back of the chest prevent the lid from falling open completely. An old sticker and painted swastica (a religious symbol in Hindu & Burmese culture) can be seen on the inside of the lid, hinting at the long and varied life this piece has had.  


    These chests had to withstand a lot of punishment in transit, they were exceptionally well made. Better quality pieces have recessed brass like this one. 

     

    Dimensions:

    114 x 65 x 64 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From Burma

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


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    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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