A rare and beautiful 19th century mother-of-pearl inlaid Islamic dowry wedding chest, with intricate inlaid mother-of-pearl though-out 4 sides and the top in geometric patterns and carving within the wood, two drawers open at bottom. From the Moro people of Southern Philippines with a Muslim tradition in shell inlay dowry chests. late 1800s to early 1900s. Acquired from the famous historic five-star Manila Hotel in the 1970s.
39.5" L x 19.5" W x 20" H