This beautiful antique, Anglo Indian letter box was hand fashioned of rare ebony, with a double door, slope front. The whole body displays shallow, incised patterns, decoratively enhanced by intricate, floral, ivory inlay. The doors open to reveal numerous letter compartments whose edges are elaborately scalloped. 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 acquired a desk box that displays matching inlay (See: D0974
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 14.5 Depth 9 Height 11 in.
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