English 19th Century Teak & Iron Bound Trunk
Dimensions: 19 1/4″H x 56 1/4″W x 28″D
A fabulous solid-teak 19th century Anglo-Indian iron strapped trunk circa 1860. The antique chest was constructed using teak with iron banding wrapping the entire piece. Teak is resilient in hot and humid climates, and was the preferred wood used when making furniture for English colonial south Asia. The iron banding provides added structure and also combats warping. The chest has a styled double iron latch that can be secured with locks. The ends are each equipped with forged iron drop handles that make for easy transportation. Today, this antique trunk would make a wonderful blanket or toy chest or an eclectic coffee table.