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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND RED TORTOISESHELL TABLE CABINET
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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND RED TORTOISESHELL TABLE CABINET

LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND RED TORTOISESHELL TABLE CABINET
LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Of rectangular shape, the top centered with a rectangular panel and plain moulding, the edges with foliate and floral-engraved border, with a pair of doors enclosing a fitted interior with two long and four short drawers, on ivory-turned feet
16 in. (41 cm.) high; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) wide; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) deep
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Dr. Amin Jaffer notes that the form of the present cabinet, opening as it does with two doors rather than a fall-front, was introduced as a result of Western influence at the end of the seventeenth century. A cabinet of similar form is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A. Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India: the Art of the Indian Cabinet-Maker, London, 2002, no. 25.

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