Anglo-Indian Rosewood Chest of DrawersMid 19th century
An unusual size British colonial rosewood chest of drawers with a rectangular moulded top. It features two equal size drawers above two larger ones. The panels of all the drawers are carved with oval sunburst designs centered with inset brass-drawer handles. Similar to the top, a moulded edge with egg and dart carving at the bottom. The piece stands on four bun feet ending in a ring.
The sunburst or ‘Surajmukhi’ is a typical motif of the state of Gujarat signifying prosperity.
The chest of drawers 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.
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British colonial India
H: 88 cm W: 122 cm D: 50 cm
H: 34 ½” W: 48” D: 19 ½”