A stunningly ornate and colourful antique wooden Indian damchiya or hope chest.
Scaramanga is extremely pleased to offer this spectacular piece in its full and of course authentic glory. It features all it's original hand-painted glass panes and highly detailed carved detailing on the front and top fascia.
In true Damachiya style - this item is a total work of art in its own right. The front panels feature lovely colourful hand painted Indian scenes from Hindu mythology.
This fanciful item of Indian furniture was probably originally a bedroom cabinet would have originally been used to the store clothes and personal belongings of a very well-off individual.
On its top edge, there is a fun secret compartment - great for stashing gold, diamonds and chocolate.
Woodenantique damchiya size: W127cm x D63cm x H140cm.
This is an original damchiya. We estimate to be from 100 -120 years old. It's numerous imperfections, small marks and scratches are consistent with its long life. They add character and appeal to the surface patina.