Brass Bound Jewellery Casket. An extremely rare original beautiful 19th century Kerala Nettur petti casket or jewellery strong box. Made in deep reddish brown tropical hard wood of pyramid top design with heavy brass ornate mounts which were not only decorative but also to strengthen the integrity of this fine casket to protect the contents. Heavy brass lock to segmented interior with lidded compartment which would also have been secured by lock and key at some earlier stage. Netturpetti, the ethnic jewel box of the Kerala woman was once a mark of the influential families of the land. The casket (petti) originally designed in the Nettur region of Malabar is testimony of the patience and skill of the artisans who make it. The box usually made of rosewood is fully handcrafted. Every joint, every screw and lock is shaped and chiselled by the hand. The wooden box is first varnished and then fixed with brass frames. Today, this richly embellished box with its conical lid is a collector’s item. In beautiful antique condition with minor bruises and wear as to be expected for some 150 years of use. This really is a fine piece of furniture which would fantastic in both a period room or contemporary home. Approximate dimensions: 10 1/4″(26.3cm) wide by 7″ (17.8cm) high by 7 3/4(19.6cm) deep. The item will be carefully packed then despatched signed for and tracked. Dont miss out on this superb piece of English history to use or as a wonderful collectors item. We have included multiple pictures which form an integral and largest part of our description, please study them carefully and feel free to ask any questions you may feel relevant. All our items are antique or collectable with wear commensurate with age and use, please take t. His into account when purchasing. Then you will receive alerts when we add new items. International Buyers Please Note. The item “Antique Kerala Nettur Petti India Brass Bound Jewellery Casket Strong box” is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “trafalgar_antiques” and is located in Woking. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Product: Boxes
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Product Sub-Type: Vanity Boxes
- Style/ Period: Baroque
- Original/Repro: Original