Javanese 19th Century Teak Carved Trunk with Green and Red Painted Accents
A Javanese teak wood trunk from the 19th century with carved scrolling foliage, green and red painted accents, shield-shaped escutcheon and dovetail construction. Created in on the island of Java in the 19th century, this teak (a very sturdy wood) trunk features a rectangular lid with beveled edges and studs, opening to reveal a convenient interior showcasing a side box. The trunk, which showcases a dovetail construction, is adorned with a carved scrolling décor depicting foliage painted in green and standing out beautifully on a red background. The façade's upper section presents a shield shaped escutcheon.
The side panels fitted with c-scroll handles allowing the piece to be moved more easily. The back is sans décor, as expected. We review all of our pieces and address issues we may find before they leave for your home; however, this is an antique piece, and as such it will keep its character and some imperfections, which is the quintessence of antique and vintage furniture. With its rustic character and nice polychromy, this Javanese teak trunk from the 19th century will make for a lovely addition to any home, perhaps used as a blanket chest in a bedroom.