This beautiful antique, Anglo Indian desk box was hand fashioned of rare ebony, with a fitted interior. The whole body displays shallow, incised patterns, decoratively enhanced by geometric, floral, ivory inlay. The lid lifts to reveal numerous compartments, letter slots and a removable tray. This special box will most certainly be a centerpiece in a den or office, but perhaps find a unique use in the home. Interestingly, we also acquired a letter slope box that displays matching inlay (See: D1135
Catering to the tastes of Europeans traveling on the route between Calcutta and Delhi, the remarkable artisans of Monghyr (Munger) created small furniture pieces of rare ebony, intricately inlaid with ivory tracery; the finest of artistry.
A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001. p. 235-37.
Width 13 Depth 8.25 Height 5.25 in.
Note: sold as found.
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.