Scaramanga picked up this wonderful old Shekawati box from Rajasthan in Northern India.
Shekhawati furniture is the most ornate style of furniture found across India. Shekawati region is particularly famed for its decorative and opulent old merchant's houses. This style of furniture originally belonged to the Royal homes in Rajasthan and the Shekawati style of furniture reflects this in the exquisite manner they reflect this bygone era.
This old antique box and other Shekhawati furniture from the region show a high level of carving and brass workmanship
Main compartment accessed through hinged lid on the top of the box. Internally there is a side compartment.
Originally a Rajasthani family would have used this authentic old wooden box during their wedding ceremonies.Today these distinctive old boxes make beautiful jewellery or memory box or a great place to put your valuables.
Dimension: W41cm x D31cm x H19cm.
Don't forget to order an authentic old padlock to complete the look.
Our chests are not new or made to look old. They may have small marks and scratches on them, which are consistent with their age and original use. We feel these add to their character and appeal. Please look at the photos to get an idea of their condition.