British Colonial Rosewood Dressing Box with InlayLate 19th century
A beautiful, profusely inlaid British colonial dressing box made of rosewood. The entire outer area features exceptional inlay work depicting stylized floral designs. There is a single floral motif on the top with an outer band of stylized repetitive foliage. The edges of the top and base are inlaid with alternating ebony and ivory strips and finished with a brass edge. The sides are edged with small brass straps.
The interior is divided into small compartments and a lift out tray which conceals more storage space underneath. The inner face of the hinged lid is mounted with a mirror, framed with a border of foliage inlay flanked by two pockets for letters/paper. The box sits on a scalloped base with 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.
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British colonial India
H: 19 cm W: 43 cm D: 29 cm.
H: 7 ½” W: 17” D: 11 ½”