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Ebony inlaid Satinwood Box

Late 19th century

SGD 3,500

An antique ebony inlaid satinwood box. The top, made of satinwood has a central panel framed with ebony lines, a star decoration at centre and decoration in the corners, all inlaid ebony wood and ivory. All four corners of the top have a lotus decoration inlaid with ebony and ivory dots.
The box has a fitted compartmentalized interior and a lift out tray at the back. The interior of the hinged lid is fitted with splats allowing for paper storage.

Satinwood is native to Southern Indian and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and has an illuminating, shimmery yellow/gold appearance.

Click to read more about Antique Colonial Boxes in our blog: Boxing Clever – Antique Boxes

 

Coromandel coast
British Colonial India
H: 19 cm W: 46 cm D: 29 cm
H: 7 ½” W: 18” D: 11 ½”

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