South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)
South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)

South Indian Brass Mounted and Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)

Ref: D1433

From the Malabar Coast in the state of Kerala, this is a traditional dowry box used to store jewelry. This rectangular box features a steeply peaked lid inspired by the temple architecture of the region and is mounted with elaborate brass fittings. It opens to a fitted interior. Note the original paint.

19th century
W 14 D 11 H 9 in.
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