ANTIQUE CARVED WOODEN DURIAN SHAPED MEDECINE CONTAINER WITH INTERIOR LACQUER AND GILDING
Durian carved medicine box from Palembang, lacquered inside. Shaped like Durian fruit these boxes were used in Palembang, Sumatra to store medicines. When viewed from the underside, these boxes appear very much gold, but much of this has faded from the top surface of the wood.
Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Wood, lacquer, early 20th century, 37 x 30 cm