14 October 2004
AN ANGLO-INDIAN STEEL-INLAID IVORY SEWING BOX**
BOMBAY, 19TH CENTURY
Rectangular, the slightly canted lid with velvet underside and removable frame enclosing a sandlewood interior with various open and lidded compartments, spools, case thimble and a pin cushion, the case with carry handles, inlaid throughout with dense floral and geometric patterns
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) wide, 9 in. (23 cm.) deep
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A virtually identical box with micromosaic inlay, sadeli, in the collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London is illustrated in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p. 327, fig. 146.
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