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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY SEWING BOX
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY SEWING BOX
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY SEWING BOX
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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY SEWING BOX

VIZAGAPATAM, SOUTH EAST INDIA, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY SEWING BOX
VIZAGAPATAM, SOUTH EAST INDIA, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
In the form of a house, the hinged roof with foliate border and short chimney, the front and sides depicting windows, doors, a garden fence and trees, the right side with small drawer in the base, interior with various compartments, overall very good condition
6in. (15cm.) high; 6 ¾in. (17.2cm.) wide; 4 5/8in. (11.8cm.) deep
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The design of this sewing-box, fashioned like a Calcutta house, was popular around 1800 and was executed under the direction of the Dutch and East India Companies at Vizagapatam, Andhra State on the Coromandel coast for retail in Madras and Calcutta (A.K.H. Jaffer, 'The Furniture Trade in early Colonial India', Oriental Art, Vol. XV1, no.1, Spring 1995, pp.12-13). Being easily portable, they attracted more business from passing trade than larger items of furniture. Similar ones, featuring slight variations, were sold in these Rooms, 22 November 2007, lot 719 and 21 May 2009, lot 205.

For a detailed note on Vizagapatam furniture productions see lot 53.

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