British Colonial Rosewood Box with InlayLate 19th century
A large and beautiful antique British colonial box with inlay made of rosewood. The box is profusely inlaid with Moghul style floral patterns on the top and all sides. This floral inlay within a border of chevrons defined by alternating ebony and ivory, at the centre of the lid in a lozenge motif. The interior with ten storage compartments varying in size. This impressive box rests on small bracket feet.
The Punjab, in the North of India, was not annexed until the middle of the 19th century, but it soon developed a tradition of work in locally grown hardwood inlaid boxes.
The box is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.
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British Colonial India
H: 18 cm W: 62 cm D: 47 cm.
H: 7” W: 18” D: 12”