Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Hard to find Javanese Solid Teak wooden wheeled secure storage trunk from Jakarta. Handpainted with original pigments of green, russet chestnut orange with patterns of foliated flowers and rolling waves. Carved shell located at the lower center of the base.
Hardwood teak top hinges open revealing a spacious open storage area. Nobility class furniture.

Jakarta, Indonesia's massive capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.

After the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) went bankrupt and was dissolved in 1800, the Batavian Republic nationalized its debts and possessions, expanding all of the VOC's territorial claims into a fully-fledged colony named the Dutch East Indies. Batavia evolved from the site of the company's regional headquarters into the capital of the colony. The city gradually expanded to the south.

Dimensions: 64 1/2" wide x 36 1/2" high x 27" deep

Early 19th Century
item #1447011