British Colonial Rosewood Glass Front CabinetMid 19th century
A beautiful British colonial glass front cabinet in rosewood with a flat overhanging top and fleur-de-lis carving on the frieze. The cabinet has double doors with eight bevelled glass panels within a rosewood frame; they open to reveal four shelves. The base houses two drawers that are carved with a sunburst design, centred with the original recessed brass handle. The bottom finished with egg and dart carving on the edge and resting on four melon sectioned tapered feet. The sunburst or “Surajmukhi” is a typical motive of the state of Gujarat signifying prosperity.
The cabinet is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The rosewood has a dark shade with a striking grain.
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British colonial India
H: 202 cm W: 128 cm D: 46 cm
H: 79½” W: 50½” D: 18”