TEAK WOOD BOXES AND CHESTS
We have a delightful selection of old teak boxes and chests. Each one truly has a separate personality and feel of history behind it. Contact us for current price and availability. Refer to the category or code number.
1. Thai Teak Boxes
These boxes were collected mostly from countryside in north of Thailand 2008-2010.
All are teak wood, guaranteed. Most are at least 50 years old. Some are surely over 100 years. But because teak holds up so well, it can be kind of difficult to estimate the age.
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2. Burmese Actor's Chest
Burma has a long and rich cultural history, including the performing arts. With years of withdrawal from much of the world a lot of this cultural information is currently not so well known. We have a small collection of Burmese "actor's chests". The main story goes is that these are teak chests once used by stage actors for their makeup, costumes, masks and other supplies. I have also heard said they have been used as a dowry chest. Once I get definitive scholarship on this matter I will update this page. In any case, and in the meantime, these are the pride and joy of the Salla Thai box collection.Pic #: BAC001 Pic #: BAC002 Pic #: BAC003 Pic #: BAC004 Pic #: BAC005
The asking price ranges from $400-$1400. A bit more than just the worth of the lumber. We trust you understand.
3. Swivel Top Boxes.
This clever but simple design wins approval from just about everyone. Made from old teak logs. Hold the bottom of the round box with one hand and twist the top lid open with the other hand. Surprise. In the middle of this section of log one finds a secret storage space.Pic #: ST001
4. Swivel Top Kama Sutra Box
Here an old teak wood swivel top box has the added feature of some hand-painted erotic art on the lid. Based on the Kama Sutra, but with a Northern Thai country style art, it adds a little color and a lot of suggestion. Four "R" rated designs to choose from.Pic #: ST002 Pic #: ST003 Pic #: ST004 Pic #: ST005 Pic #: ST006
Note on how we price
These old teak boxes are not cheap but they are a good value. Our pricing is based roughly on the retail value of teak lumber which has become very valuable. So, for example, if there are 5 board feet of teak wood in a given box, and the price of teak lumber is at $20/BF, the base price for that box will be about $100. In other words, we are selling you the box for price of retail lumber and you get all the craftsmanship and years of seasoning for free.
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