Antique Indian wooden box inlaid with ivory

£1,200

This antique Indian hardwood box is exquisitely decorated with inlays of ebony and ivory, which have been inlaid to produce beautiful scrolling foliate patterns.

 

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Description

This precious box is formed of hardwood inlaid with the classical combination of ivory and ebony. The box is rectangular in form, raised by four feet, and set at the top with a hinged and lockable lid. The exterior of the box is ornamented with remarkable inlays of ivory and ebony, the ivory inlays on the sides and top wrought into geometrical and beautiful scrolling foliate forms—resembling arabesques and sprouting vines—and the ebony inlays alternated with ivory on the edges to produce geometrical sequences. The keyhole is located to the front. The box is accompanied by a tasselled key.

Details

Country of Origin
Indian
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Indian Interest
Material
Ivory, Wood
Colour
Brown, White

Dimensions

Height
8 cm / 3.1 inches
Width
31 cm / 12.2 inches
Depth
10 cm / 3.9 inches

Reference:
013019

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