A Dutch-colonial Sri Lankan coromandel wood document box with silver mounts
Probably Galle, 18th century
H. 19 x W. 49 x D. 33 cm
The chest with waving sides and front has applied silver escutcheons and loop handles on the sides, with two elaborate hinges on the inside of the lid. Coromandel wood is renowned for its beautiful strikes of deep black and brown, a feature accentuated the waving design created by the craftsman who created this fine box.