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AN INDO-PORTUGUESE IVORY-INLAID EBONY CABINET-ON-STAND
AN INDO-PORTUGUESE IVORY-INLAID EBONY CABINET-ON-STAND

GOA, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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AN INDO-PORTUGUESE IVORY-INLAID EBONY CABINET-ON-STAND
GOA, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
The rectangular cabinet with two doors enclosing a configuration of hardwood-lined drawers, with applied chinoiserie prints to the interior of the doors, inlaid with scrolling floral decoration to the exterior and drawers, on a scrolling foliate-carved stand, interior to one drawer inscribed CO7/1/730
42 in. (107 cm.) high, 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide, 16½ in. (41 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Fred Rothschild, Portland, Oregon, 1965.

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Lot Essay

The densely decorated cabinet, richly inlaid with floral designs, is typical of those made in Goa in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Interestingly the decoration is inspired by Persian designs, which was characteristic of Goanese creations at this time. (See R.W. Symonds, "Furniture from the Indes III", The Connoisseur, August 1934, p. 117, and plates VIII and IX).

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