Finely carved Anglo-Indian box with raised, carved ebony panels on camphor. Inlays using bone, ebony and pewter. Interior unlined. Typically unmarked, c1900. Box measures 29x12x7cm.

 

Items such as this box date from the British Raj in India and therefore referred to as Anglo-Indian but were made by local craftsmen. These items often depicted residencies for whom the piece was made - placed alongside more traditional floral and animal decorations. Typically unmarked, it is difficult to date items such as this more precisely. The box may have been originally intended to be used as a glove box.

Anglo-Indian Carved Ebony on Camphor Inlaid Box

SKU: BO102
  • The box is in very good condition - no evident losses to the inlay or panels. Base is inlaid velvet in a metal frame (which appears to be brass). Please see images as these form an important part of the description.

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