Mid 18thc highly decorative Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) padouk, brass & studded traders chest.
The front panel is covered with brass studs & brass & copper metalwork pierced & stamped with various designs.
It sits on a stand which is not original to the chest. This particular stand was made around 1900 & is made of teak. The original stand was probably lost at some point throughout its many travels.
This piece is highly decorative & would fit into a period setting but equally would look stylish in a modern property against a white background.
Height:72cm / 28.25''
Depth: 50cm / 19.75''
Width: 110.5cm / 43.5''