Ebony inlaid Satinwood BoxLate 19th century
Solid satinwood box inlaid in a geometric pattern with ebony and ivory. The top, made of satinwood has a central panel framed with ebony lines, a star decoration at centre and decoration in the corners, all inlaid ebony wood and ivory. All four corners of the top have a lotus decoration inlaid with ebony and ivory dots.
The box has a fitted compartmentalized interior and a lift out tray at the back. The interior of the hinged lid is fitted with splats allowing for paper storage.
Satinwood is native to Southern Indian and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and has an illuminating, shimmery yellow/gold appearance.
British Colonial India
H: 19 cm W: 46 cm D: 29 cm
H: 7 ½” W: 18” D: 11 ½”