Catering to the tastes of Europeans traveling on the route between Calcutta and Delhi, the remarkable artisans of Monghyr (Munger) created small furniture pieces intricately inlaid with ivory tracery. This table-top letter writing cabinet has inlaid double doors each with large applied foliate decoration and opens to a fitted interior with drop-down desk surface.
Literature: (for other examples): A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001. p. 235-37.
Date: c. 1900
Dimensions: W 13 D 7 H 15.5 in.
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