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Early-1900s back-painted dowry chest from Inida's Rajasthan or Gujarat region

Early-1900s back-painted dowry chest from Inida's Rajasthan or Gujarat region

  • FC1147
  • 133cm long x 123cm high x 65cm deep

A beautifully decorated and intricately carved hardwood bride's dowry chest or damchiya. The front corners are carved with primitive horse head finials. The front decorated with four rows of six square back painted panels of flowers and faces. A hinged door with catch gives access to the spacious cabinet, above this is another hinged storage area and at the top to the left is a secret sliding panel enclosing a cupboard space. These cabinets were used as Hope Chests to store a bride's dowry and after the wedding used for storing clothing and other valuables. Great storage for the home.


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Early-1900s back-painted dowry chest from Inida's Rajasthan or Gujarat region

CODE: FC1147