Dutch Colonial Satinwood & Ebony BoxLate 19th century
A Dutch colonial satinwood box inlaid with geometric patterns on the top, front and two sides. The top, has a central panel framed with alternating ebony and satinwood inlay, a star decoration at centre and four ebony star decorations in the corners. The box has a fitted compartmentalized interior and with two lift out compartments that feature even more small compartments. The interior of the hinged lid is fitted with splats allowing for paper storage. The box has brass carrying handles on the side and rests on four ebony bracket feet.
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.
Satinwood is a highly figured, close-grained, hard, durable wood native to India and Ceylon. It is light yellow to golden brown in colour with a lustrous satin-like quality and has an excellent finish.
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Dutch colonial India
H: 18 cm W: 44 cm D: 28 cm
H: 7” W: 17 ½” D: 11”