British Colonial Ebony Dressing BoxMid 19th century
An extraordinary and delicately carved British colonial or Anglo-Indian solid ebony dressing box. It features geometric carving amid stylized trellis and foliate designs on the top and the four sides.
It opens to a gorgeous interior with several small carved and inlaid compartments, a lift out tray and a mirror. The mirror can be brought forward from the lid and rests on the frontal compartments of the interior.
The box rests on an attached curvilinear base with a moulded edge.
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.
Ebony (Diospyrus Ebenum) is a black wood of very close grain and heavy in weight.
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British colonial India
H: 21 cm W: 47 cm D: 32 cm
H: 8” W: 18 1/2” D: 12 1/2”