Anglo-Indian Rosewood CupboardEarly 19th century
A British colonial or Anglo-Indian rosewood cupboard with gadrooning on the edge of the flat top and wave carving on the frieze. The floating panels of the doors are carved with a large oval sunburst design, centred with an oval disk and leaf embellishments in the corners. The sunburst or Surajmukhi is a typical motif of the state of Gujarat signifying prosperity. The frames of the doors are carved with elongated reserves, the bottom finished with an egg and dart carved, moulded edge and rests on melon sectioned carved feet. The interior is fitted with four shelves.
The cupboard is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The rosewood has a dark shade with a striking grain.Gujarat
British colonial India
H: 194 cm W: 124 cm D: 46 cm
H: 76½” W: 49 ” D: 18”