Lot 235
  • 235

A Vizagapatam rosewood and ivory-inlaid tree-of-life workbox, South India, circa 1740-50

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

  • rosewood, ivory, metal hinges
  • 40.7 by 32 by 18.5cm.
the ivory engraved and stained with lac to give a profusion of exotic flowers and leaves contained within rectangular borders to all sides, featuring a tree-of-life with delicate stems bearing variegated flowers emanating from a rocky mound, the hinged lid opens to reveal a mirror with frame veneered with ivory decorated ensuite and varying compartments, including one with lid, front with drawer, two locks and key

Catalogue Note

See footnote to lot 234.
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