Large Metal Chest

Large metal chest in Copper and Silver

This large copper and silver metal chest has been decorated with Tuareg tribal designs from North Africa in Silver. In addition, it has also been lined in leather. This chest is a beautiful piece. crafted in wood and overlaid with copper. It features some of the traditional tribal designs of the Tuareg people. The Tuareg people are famous for their stunning silver craftsmanship. The Tuareg people were known as the craftspeople of North Africa. Not only did they produce the arms for warriors and tools for agriculture, but also striking decorative work such as this piece, for the home. An engraving tool has been used to create the hand etched designs on the Moroccan silver which decorates this lovely copper chest. This is a lovely handcrafted piece from Morocco, which would in fact look stunning on a desk or also on a dressing table. It can be used as a decorative piece in the living room or to store special pieces of jewellery. Perfect as a gift for yourslf, or someone you love. Often in times past, a bride to be may be given a chest such as this before she married. Traditionally made of wood, they were also decorated as richly as means would allow. They became a status symbol when the bride arrived at her new home. A copper and silver chest such as this one would have carried her jewellery as part of her Dowry. The age of this stunning chest is unknown.

Size:

22 cm x 15.5 cm If you like this copper chest, you may also be interested in viewing a smaller Copper and Silver chest.  

$695.00

1 in stock