Towards the end of the eighteenth century, the workshops in Vizagapatam began to restrict themselves to manufacturing smaller objects such as cabinets and boxes. These were made in large quantities. Being easily portable, they attracted more business from passing trade than larger items of furniture. This intricately-engraved sewing-box, modelled as a Western-style house is a typical example. A related work-box, also modelled in the form of a house was sold by the late Christopher Rowley, Esq., Wormington Manor, Worcestershire, Sotheby's house sale, 21-22 July 2003, lot 624.