Intricately inlaid with ivory, this antique, dresser frame was made in easel form to be used atop a dressing table. The rectangular frame sits on a shaped and pierced base with tall, stylized cabriole legs and a decorative apron. Note: it exhibits the fine craftsmanship of Hoshiarpur, an important center for the making of ivory-inlaid furniture for export to other areas of India and to the West.
Literature: (for similar decoration) A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon.
Date: c. 1830
Dimensions: W 16.5 D 1.5 H 28.5 in.
Please note that some countries and American states prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to ivory and tortoiseshell. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with customs and shipping regulations prior to purchasing if they intend to ship this item outside of Colorado.