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Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 5
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 5
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 5
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 5

Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 5

This carved solid wood tribal chest comes from the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northwest India. Place of residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan influence is very strong in this region, dotted with monasteries and Buddhist temples.

The construction of this chest reflects the lifestyle of its former owners. Nomads, they had to be able to transport their possessions during their travels. So this chest is not joined with nails, but with a system of tenons and keys which allows it to be dismantled and reassembled easily. The bas-relief of this chest depicts scenes from daily life, in this case a man and a woman sharing a hookah, peacocks and other figures. The cover, once opened, can be secured using a hook. Its closure with its metal chain is original.

This raw-looking chest is characteristic of the Himalayan region. Similar ones can be found as far away as Pakistan and even Afghanistan, most often with geometric sculptures, notably rosettes. You will find many old chests similar to this one on the market but with rosette motifs: be wary because for the most part the sculptures have been added recently.

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Dimensions: H 85cm x W 140cm x D 48cm

Material(s): Solid wood

Origin: India
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Maintenance: its original patina having been kept intact, we recommend that you only use a dry cloth to clean this old chest.

Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1

Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 1

Regular price€3.914,16
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Taxes included.

Former Gujarat trade furniture in solid teak, with multiple drawers.

This apothecary furniture has exactly 56 drawers. Everyone is marked with an inscription in Gujarati. This piece of furniture surely belonged to a pharmacist from the State of Gujarat, in the west of India. On some drawers, we can read for example sindoor (The red powder that Indian married women use to mark their forehead). Bumpy handles, in brass. Rare play, early 20th century.

For a complete description of the furniture and content of its 56 drawers, refer to our blog article here: "Daraaj, our Indian apothecary furniture in Gujarat: translation and explanations of its 56 drawers".

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Dimensions: H 104cm x W 136cm x D 20cm

Materials) : Solid wood

Origin: India

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Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 6
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 6
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 6
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 6

Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 6

Regular price€1.840,16
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Taxes included.

This carved solid wood tribal chest comes from the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northwest India. Place of residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan influence is very strong in this region, dotted with monasteries and Buddhist temples.

The construction of this chest reflects the lifestyle of its former owners. Nomads, they had to be able to transport their possessions during their travels. So this chest is not joined with nails, but with a system of tenons and keys which allows it to be dismantled and reassembled easily. The bas-relief of this chest depicts scenes from daily life, in this case a man and a woman sharing a hookah, peacocks and other figures. The cover, once opened, can be secured using a hook. Its closure with its metal chain is original.

This raw-looking chest is characteristic of the Himalayan region. Similar ones can be found as far away as Pakistan and even Afghanistan, most often with geometric sculptures, notably rosettes. You will find many old chests similar to this one on the market but with rosette motifs: be wary because for the most part the sculptures have been added recently.

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Dimensions: H 80cm x W 107cm x D 46 cm

Material(s): Solid wood

Origin: India
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Maintenance: its original patina having been kept intact, we recommend that you only use a dry cloth to clean this old chest.

Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36
Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36

Old Damchiya - Carved Indian furniture n°36

Regular price€2.236,66
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Taxes included.

Ancient Indian wedding chest carved in solid wood.

THE damchiya was the traditional chest containing the dowry that the Indian bride took with her to settle in with her husband. It was made at the request of the bride's family, in preparation for the wedding. Each piece is therefore unique!

This damchiya is a rare, old and unique piece. Instead of the two horses usually found at the corners, we can see two sculpted peacocks. Despite its age, it is very well preserved. The iron hinges and latch are original. A true collector's item. You can find more information about damchiya at our blog.

This is a vintage, second-hand piece, traces of use are present, which contributes to its unique character and charm.

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Dimensions: H 55cm x W 80cm x D 53cm

Materials) : Solid wood

Origin: India

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Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 7
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 7
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 7
Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 7

Sandook - Ancient Himachal Chest No. 7

Regular price€1.840,16
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Taxes included.

This carved solid wood tribal chest comes from the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northwest India. Place of residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan influence is very strong in this region, dotted with monasteries and Buddhist temples.

The construction of this chest reflects the lifestyle of its former owners. Nomads, they had to be able to transport their possessions during their travels. So this chest is not joined with nails, but with a system of tenons and keys which allows it to be dismantled and reassembled easily. The bas-relief of this chest depicts scenes from daily life, in this case a man and a woman sharing a hookah, peacocks and other figures. The cover, once opened, can be secured using a hook. Its closure with its metal chain is original.

This raw-looking chest is characteristic of the Himalayan region. Similar ones can be found as far away as Pakistan and even Afghanistan, most often with geometric sculptures, notably rosettes. You will find many old chests similar to this one on the market but with rosette motifs: be wary because for the most part the sculptures have been added recently.

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Dimensions: H 84cm x W 117cm x D 44 cm

Material(s): Solid wood

Origin: India
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Maintenance: its original patina having been kept intact, we recommend that you only use a dry cloth to clean this old chest.

Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2
Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2

Daraaj - Professional furniture with drawers n ° 2

Regular price€3.558,34
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Taxes included.

Former Gujarat trade furniture in solid teak, with multiple drawers.

This apothecary furniture has exactly 44 drawers. Everyone is marked with an inscription in Gujarati. This piece of furniture surely belonged to a small local grocery store or a pharmacist from the state of Gujarat, in the west of India. On some drawers, we can read for example sindoor (The red powder that Indian married women use to mark their forehead). Bumpy handles, in brass. Rare play, 20th century.

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Dimensions: H 187cm x W 83cm x D 21cm

Materials) : Solid wood

Origin: India

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