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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN ENGRAVED IVORY SEWING BOX**

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, VIZAGAPATAM

    Price Realised  

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN ENGRAVED IVORY SEWING BOX**
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, VIZAGAPATAM
    Of rectangular form, with a separate lid engraved with a landscape with a house in the center and a couple in the foreground, within a floral band frame, another plane band and a final floral band, enclosing a fitted interior with a removable mirror on easle and two lidded compartments, the four outside side panels with a similar landscape within alternating floral and plane band frames, with a drawer to the bottom of the front side, on serpent-engraved bracket feet
    7 in. (18 cm.) high, 17¼ in. (44 cm.) wide, 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    The engraved decoration, including architectural scenes and nature set within broad foliate borders places, typifies the work of Vizagapatam in the late 18th century. (See A. Jaffer, Furniture From British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, pp. 204, fig. 48)

    A similar box with a shallow drawer was sold Partridge; Christie's, New York, 17 May, 2006, lot 71.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    EXPORT AND COLONIAL FURNITURE
    (LOTS 91-98, 101-102)