head diy Design Fanatic: A Treasure Chest

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Treasure Chest

My most treasured piece of furniture is probably the teakwood chest that was passed down to me from my parents. It was a wedding gift to my parents back in 1950 from my uncle. My Uncle Leo brought it back from some of his travels.
I can remember loving this chest ever since I was a child. I loved all the carvings in the wood. It has a distinct and fragrant smell inside. I keep all the crocheted embellished linens that my grandmother made inside. I apologize for the bad lighting, I will try to replace the photo in natural light.

Here is the unusual lock that is on the hasp. The key is very unique

Here's the lock slightly open with the key below.

Here's the key inside the lock.

You might have seen the teakwood chest in my Master Bedroom post.

Do you have something that you treasure that was passed down or given to you?

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  1. Pam, that truly is a beautiful piece! I am so glad you showed the closeups...that is a real special piece you have there!

  2. Wow, that is stunning. And it has special meaning for you.

  3. The detail on that chest is amazing. Thanks for sharing-


  4. So unique and beautiful...what a wonderful treasure.

  5. This chest is so beautiful, and very unique. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. What a beautiful piece. We used to have 2 of them in the Philippines and I don't know what ever happened to them. I would love to have them now, especially after I saw yours...Christine

  7. Love the details, very beautiful piece!!

  8. That is a beautifully detailed piece. I see why you love it.

  9. Wow, what an amazing history on such a gorgeous piece of furniture. I hope that chest never leaves your family!

  10. What a truly unique and gorgeous piece. I have several smaller things that have been passed down that mean the world to me as well.

  11. Lovely chest! It is a wonderful heirloom

  12. Beautiful! Passed through from mustard seed's...such a treasure for obvious and personal reasons. -shaunna :)

  13. What a gorgeous piece! My dad brought home a cabinet from Korea that had a similar lock and I remember playing with it as a little kid. There was something cool about the way it worked. Anyway, that chest is lovely and I'm glad you shared it with us.


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