British Colonial Rosewood Dressing Box with InlayLate 19th century
A beautiful, profusely inlaid dressing box made of rosewood. The box has Moghul style inlay patterns on the top and the sides. There is a predominantly circular motif on the top with an outer band of stylized repetitive foliage. All sides of this remarkable box feature foliage inlay too. Two peacocks adorn the front. The inner face of the hinged lid is mounted with a mirror, framed with a border of foliage inlay flanked by two compartments. The interior is divided into compartments, one with a sliding tambour lid and a lift out tray which conceals more storage space underneath.
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: 18 cm W: 46 cm D: 30 cm.
H: 7” W: 18” D: 12”