Burmese Teak Actor's Chest

c. 1900
$2,280 USD
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W: 35.5" D: 20.5" H: 24.0"
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This unassuming wooden trunk is an early 20th century actor's chest from Mandalay, Burma. Used by a traveling opera performer or stage actor, the trunk opens to reveal several interior compartments for storing costumes, makeup, money, and personal belongings.

The teakwood trunk has a simple, rectangular form elevated by four wooden wheels and decorated with inlaid brass scrollwork. The lid interior is elaborately decorated with hand-carved columns and archways, surrounded by a bright red velvet lining. The columns are inset with clusters of fabric flowers and flank a small mirror used for applying makeup. Each of the interior compartments is decorated with intricate linework and the central tray can be removed to reveal a large lower compartment.

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