Blanket Boxes at Myakka
I’m always drawn to pretty or unusual boxes and chests when browsing in antique or home furnishings shops. It can be difficult though to find reasonably priced items that combine quality with ethical concerns. So I was very pleased to stumble across Myakka with their ranges of furniture from a single fair trade supplier in India.
This Hathi Blanket Box has a lovely design with good proportions and a sweet elephant motif. It’s made from solid sheesham hardwood(Indian rosewood). Mounted on neat bun feet, this chest has a traditional metal latch and a hinged lid with a retaining chain for easy access. It measures 85 x 45 x 46 cm and is priced at £229.
If you’re after a simpler look, how about these Thaket Blanket Boxes. Again these boxes are made from sheesham hardwood, but come with chunky plinths and sturdy ironwork hinges. These fair trade blanket boxes are capable of providing good amounts of storage with 2 sizes available. Prices start at £99 and there’s a reduced price available when you buy two.