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British Colonial Rosewood Box with Inlay

Late 19th century

SGD 2,850

A British colonial box made of rosewood and beautifully inlaid in a geometric design. There is a single star motif on the top and the edge of the lid is applied with a brass moulding. The sides are edged with brass straps. The interior with a lift out tray which conceals more storage compartments underneath. The box sits on a base with 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 boxes inlaid with ivory.

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: 19 cm W: 38 cm D: 24 cm
H: 7 ½” W: 15” D: 9 ½”

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