It also has 4 drawers, storage room inside, 2 brass handles for carrying, a brass lid locking handle. Made in 2006 in Zanzibar and in very good condition. Colour - Brown, Gold Height - 63cm (24.8 inches) Length - 108cm (42.5 inches) Width - 53 cm (20.8 inches) Weight 40 Kg Since the age of sailing ships and spice routes, a Zanzibar chest has evoked treasure, mystery, and the legends of the East.
They accompanied queens into exile and princes on conquest. A hard carved coffer plated with hammered metals, interior compartments and secret drawers, they were hard to make and harder to obtain.Their legends typically preceded them. The Zanzibar chests were used by the rulers of Zanzibar, the Sultanate of Oman who were ousted by a revolution in the mid 60s to transport their valuable personal belongings on their voyage to and from Zanzibar. The chests are still made today and typically hold dowries, spices, or family heirlooms.
The item "Historical Zanzibar Antique African Wooden Chest Trunk. Authentic Sultan Chest" is in sale since Monday, June 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "outofafricainc" and is located in Zanzibar, .
This item can be shipped worldwide.