Really incredibly handsome piece! Large Colonial style teak wood linen chest, c. 1820, having iron hinges, straps, brackets, pierced medallion iron escutcheon to front, lidded storage tray to interior, approx 26.75"h, 52.75"w, 29.25"d
Advantages of teak wood-
- Highly durable: Teak is highly durable and lasts for over 100 years.
- It maintains a mean temperature in all seasons: By doing this, this wood remains cool to touch as compared to metal or plastic.
- Does not shrink or warp: Teak wood that’s seasoned well does not shrink or warp but retains its dimensions. This wood remains unaffected by climatic changes.
- Can be hand-carved: For a carpenter, teak is amazing material to work with as it can be fashioned just as one wants. It can also be sawn and cut to any size desired to make furniture or for any other needs.
- Works well with metals: In dry weather, wood often gives out moisture which comes into contact with metals and corrodes it. But this is not the case with teak wood, which works well with iron and other kinds of metals.
- It’s heavy: Teak is very dense and has a high ratio of weight to volume. A good thumb rule of woodworking states that the denser and heavier a wood, the stronger it is. Teak is therefore a very hard wood.
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